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Injury Update: Who's in, who's out for Vikings game


Bears running back David Montgomery remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and has been ruled out of Monday night's game against the Vikings.

The 2019 third-round pick from Iowa State suffered a concussion late in last Sunday's loss to the Titans. Montgomery entered Week 10 ranked 13th in the NFL in rushing with a team-high 472 yards and one touchdown on 131 carries.

With Montgomery missing his first game in two seasons, the Bears will be without their top two running backs entering the year; Tarik Cohen is out for the season after tearing his ACL in a Week 3 win in Atlanta.

Other running backs on the Bears roster include converted-receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, third-year pro Ryan Nall and undrafted rookie Artavis Pierce. Nall replaced Montgomery against the Titans, catching four passes for 35 yards, including his first NFL touchdown on a 6-yard reception from Nick Foles.

"With [Montgomery] being out and being in the protocol right now," said coach Matt Nagy, "what we've seen all week in practice is just for our guys that are all there in practice to be able to kind of fill different roles.

"I think right away you look at a guy like a Ryan Nall or Cordarrelle and these guys that have been on the roster, and I think that you see that, 'Hey, it's the next-man-up mentality.' And of course the other running backs that we have here, too, they've done a good job between helping us out with the first group and helping us out, too, with the numbers that we need with the look team. It's just all of us just kind of working together and saying, 'I don't know how it's going to go, but we're going to need you guys.'"

Nagy also revealed Saturday that the Bears could activate veteran running back Lamar Miller from the practice squad. The eighth-year pro was signed to the practice squad Oct. 5 after missing the entire 2019 season with a torn ACL he sustained in a preseason game while playing for the Texans. 

"He could be an option," Nagy said. "It's something we're definitely looking into. He's done a good job of being able to continue to practice hard each and every day. We're watching him as we go in practice and same thing with a guy like Pierce, too. These guys are working hard in practice and they're giving us everything they have, and now what we've got to do is figure out roster-wise with all the moving parts, what do we want to do here in regards to that position."

Miller has appeared in 105 NFL games with 89 starts over seven seasons with the Dolphins (2012-15) and Texans (2016-18), rushing for 5,864 yards and 32 touchdowns on 1,354 carries and catching 209 passes for 1,565 yards and 8 TDs. He was voted to the Pro Bowl with Houston in 2018 after running for 973 yards.

"He's a really kid good that has a lot of experience and he has had that [torn ACL] that is not always easy to come back from," Nagy said. "But when he was playing at his highest level, he was one of the best running backs in the NFL. And to have a guy like that, to me, there's an excitement of the possibility of him being able to fill a role for us. I do love this story. I think that if he does get a chance to go out there and do something, it will be exciting for him and for us."

In other injury news, defensive tackle John Jenkins (ankle), special-teams standout Sherrick McManis (hand) and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (right shoulder) have also been ruled out of Monday night's game.

Center Sam Mustipher (knee) is doubtful after missing practice all week, while receiver Allen Robinson II (knee), tight end Cole Kmet (groin), tackle Jason Spriggs (knee) and linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) are questionable after being limited in Saturday's workout. 

The Bears' depleted offensive line could receive a major boost, with Nagy revealing there's a chance that center Cody Whitehair could be activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list in time to play Monday night. 

"I would say he's a possibility," Nagy said. "I just don't have any answers right now, but I would say it's a possibility."

Whitehair suffered a calf injury Oct. 26 late in a loss to the Rams and then missed a game the following week against the Saints for the first time in his five-year NFL career. Mustipher, a first-year pro, made his first NFL start versus New Orleans but injured his knee.

That forced the Bears to start their third center in as many weeks in first-year pro Alex Bars last Sunday against the Titans. A natural guard, Bars performed well given that he had never previously played center. 

"Through everything that kind of went on with us struggling last week and losing that game, I got to say I was probably remiss in not mentioning how well I thought that Alex played in that situation," Nagy said. "Really, really proud of the way he handled that. That is not easy. He did a great job. Kid is such a true professional. Takes the game very seriously. I thought he did a really, really good job, as did the rest of the coaches. Again, depending on what happens with Cody's situation, with Alex, we're lucky to have him."

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Player Injury Game status

Played in 82 career games with 28 starts
Has logged 155 tackles (87 solo), 2.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery

2019 SEASON (Dolphins):

Played in 16 games with 5 starts in Miami (Spent the offseason and training camp with the New York Giants)
Tallied 34 tackles (20 solo), 1 sack and 1 pass defensed with Miami

2018 SEASON (Giants):

In his lone season with the Giants, appeared in seven games and logged 1 quarterback hurry

2017 (Bears):

Appeared in 8 games (1 start)
Logged 8 tackles (5 solo)
Lone start came in a 33-7 win over Cincinnati on Dec. 10, 2017 (2 total tackles, 1 solo)

2016 (Saints / Seahawks):

Played in 7 games with 1 start for New Orleans (10 tackles, 6 solo)
Played in 2 games with Seattle (3 tackles) 

2015 (Saints):

Played in 14 games (12 starts)
Totaled 49 tackles (23 solo), 0.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery

2014 (Saints):

Played in 12 games (4 starts)
Logged 30 tackles (20 solo), 1 sack and 1 pass defensed
Missed the final game of the season after being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 27

2013 (Saints):

Played in all 16 games (5 starts)
Totaled 21 tackles (13 solo)
John Jenkins
Ankle Out

Started 11 games after missing the first two due to a broken collarbone suffered during fall camp
Had nine receptions for 108 yards and a TD in his first game back from injury at Georgia
Recorded a receiving TD in four straight games against Bowling Green, Southern Cal, Michigan and Virginia Tech
Made a TD reception among seven receptions for 78 yards against Boston College
Caught all six passes thrown his way for 61 yards and a score in win over Southern Cal
Caught all five targets in regular-season finale at Stanford for a total of 77 yards


Played in 11 games, making 15 catches for 162 yards


Played tight end in all 13 of Notre Dame’s football games throughout the 2017 season, finishing with two catches for 14 yards
Also played for the baseball team, leading the Irish with eight saves


Played for coach David Archibald at Saint Viator
Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio
Majored in Psychology at Notre Dame
Named 2016 American Family Insurance Second Team ALL-USA Illinois
Named 2016 Second Team Chicago Tribune Preps Plus All-State
2016 First Team Illinois High School Coaches Association Class 6A All-Illinois
Caught 48 passes for 773 yards and four TDs as a senior at Saint Viator in 2016
Averaged 96.6 receiving yards/game and 16.1 yards/reception
83-ranked overall player and No. 3 tight end by
Illinois’ No. 3-ranked player by, No. 3-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 3-ranked player by ESPN and No. 3-ranked player by Rivals
Cole Kmet
Groin Questionable

Has appeared in 131 contests (5 starts) over 10 seasons with Houston (2010-11) and Chicago (2012-19), recording 52 tackles, two interceptions, 1.0 sack, two tackles-for-loss, seven pass breakups and a forced fumble
Has added 90 STTs, one blocked punt (which was returned by the Bears for a touchdown), one blocked FG, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries on special teams
Also owns 11 kickoff returns for 230 yards (20.9 avg)
His 74 special teams tackles leads the Bears since joining the team in 2012
Has ranked in the top 3 on the Bears in special teams tackles in each of his eight seasons with the Bears


2012: NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (11/4/12)

2019 SEASON (Bears): 

Appeared in nine games as a reserve, recording three tackles, one pass defense and one forced fumble ... added eight STTs
Inactive for Weeks 2-3 and 13
Placed on injured reserve in Week 14

2018 SEASON (Bears): 

Appeared in 15 games (one start), recording 21 tackles, one sack, one interception, four passes defensed and two tackles for loss
Recorded his first career sack at Arizona (9/23) 
Adds three specials teams tackles
Inactive for Game 12
Started Wild Card playoff game, recording three tackles, three passes defensed and one tackle for loss

2017 SEASON (Bears): 

Appeared in 13 games as a reserve, recording one tackles, a blocked field goal and a fumble recovery on special teams and added 12 STTs
Inactive for Games 7-9

2016 SEASON (Bears): 

Appeared in all 16 games as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor
Recorded 3 tackles
Led team with 13 STTs

2015 SEASON (Bears): 

Saw action in all 16 contests, starting 4 (Games 1, 3 & 5-6) in a 3 CB-set, collecting 19 tackles and 3 pass breakups
Led the Bears with a career-high 17 special teams tackles

2014 SEASON (Bears): 

Appeared in 12 games
Racked up 13 special teams tackles, which ranked second on the team
Added 1 FR off a muffed punt and 4 defensive tackles

2013 SEASON (Bears): 

Played in 15 games with 1 start, the first of his career
Finished second on the Bears with 15 STTs

2012 SEASON (Bears): 

Finished tied for third on the team with 10 STTs in 12 games
Helped the Bears set a franchise record in punt coverage allowing 3.4 ypr
Recovered 1 fumble
Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a punt week 9 at TEN (11/4/12), which was returned for a Bears touchdown

2011 SEASON (Texans):  

Recorded 5 STTs in 9 games played in Houston
Returned 10 kickoffs for 205 yards (20.5 avg) 

2010 SEASON (Texans): 

Saw action in 14 games with the Texans
made 11 STTs, 2 defensive tackles and 1 INT
Sherrick McManis
Hand Out

Has played in 110 career games with 37 starts at linebacker; also owns one postseason start at LB for the Seahawks in the 2018 wild card loss to the Cowboys 
Has 182 career tackles, including 38 on special teams, 10.0 sacks, 21 TFL, four FF, three FR, and one INT
Started a career-high 14 of 16 games at linebacker for the Seahawks in 2018

2019 SEASON (Houston):

Played in all 16 games (one start) and contributed mostly on special teams, totaling five special teams tackles and one tackle and two quarterback hits on defense
Made his Texans debut in the season opener at New Orleans
Registered one special teams tackle at Baltimore
Made his first start of the season on defense and logged a season-high two special teams tackles in the win over New England
Finished with one total tackle and two quarterback hits vs. Tennessee (12/29), notching his fifth career game with multiple quarterback hits and first since Week 7 of the 2017 season vs. Jacksonville
Contributed on both defense and special teams in the win over Buffalo in the Wild Card Round (1/4/20)
Notched his first career punt block in the Divisional Round at Kansas City (1/12/20) that was recovered by CB Lonnie Johnson Jr. and returned for a touchdown; notched the first blocked punt for Houston since Week 1 of the 2014 season vs. Washington (Alfred Blue) and first in the postseason in franchise history

2018 SEASON (Seattle):

Appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks and started in a career-high 14 games as an outside linebacker and key special teams contributor
Tallied 36 total tackles (28 solo) on the season and added three tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback hits, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and led the team with 12 special teams tackles
Notched his only sack of the season against the Cowboys, bringing down QB Dak Prescott for a loss of 10 yards to open up the second half
Tied his single-game career high with seven total tackles vs. the L.A. Rams and added one quarterback hit
Posted a season-high seven solo tackles, including one tackle for loss in the Week 6 win at Oakland
Recorded four tackles, one pass defensed and forced a fumble by RB Christian McCaffrey at Carolina
Started in the NFC Wild Card Round at Dallas and recorded one tackle

2017 SEASON (Indianapolis):

Appeared in all 16 games (six starts) and finished the season tied for fifth on the team with a career-high 44 tackles (32 solo). Added 2.0 sacks for a career-high 27 yards, seven quarterback hits, two passes defensed, while leading the team with career highs in forced fumbles (three) and fumble recoveries (two)
Matched his season-high with seven solo tackles and recorded the Colts’ only sack, for a loss of 17 yards, in Week 16 at Baltimore
Notched his first sack of the season vs. Denver, bringing down QB Trevor Siemian for a loss of 10 yards. Also recorded four tackles and forced a fumble by RB Devontae Booker in the contest

2016 SEASON (New England):

Played in all 16 regular season games for the Patriots and saw action in all three postseason contests including the Super Bowl LI win vs. Atlanta
Finished the season with four defensive tackles and five special teams tackles

2015 SEASON (Cleveland):

Appeared in all 16 games with the Brows (two starts) and finished the season with 18 tackles (13 solo), one tackle for loss, one interception and four passes defensed. Added six special teams tackles on the season
Notched the only interception of his career vs. Denver, picking off a pass from QB Peyton Manning in overtime

2014 SEASON (Cleveland):

Saw action in 15 games (11 starts) and notched 39 tackles (24 solo), three tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, eight quarterback hits, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery
Posted a season-high seven tackles vs. Cincinnati
Tallied two tackles and notched his second sack of the season vs. Indianapolis, bringing down QB Andrew Luck for a loss of four yards
Recorded his first sack of the season vs. Tampa Bay and added four tackles and two quarterback hits in the contest

2013 SEASON (Cleveland):

Appeared in 15 games (three starts) as a rookie with the Browns, finishing the season with 40 tackles (27 solo), a career-high 5.0 sacks, nine tackles for loss, 12 quarterback hits and four passes defensed
His 5.0 sacks and nine tackles for loss ranked third among rookies and his 12 quarterback hits were second on the team
Started the season with a sack in each of the first three games, at Baltimore, at Minnesota and vs. Cincinnati
Posted a season-high four quarterback hits vs. Buffalo and added three tackles in the game
Barkevious Mingo
Shoulder Questionable

Appeared in all 16 games during his rookie season for the Bears in 2019 after being selected in the 3rd round of the 2019 draft

2019 Season (Bears):

Appeared in 16 games (eight starts) in his rookie season
Finished the season with 889 rushing and 185 receiving yards to become the ninth Bears rookie to top 1,000 yards from scrimmage in their rookie season (1,074 yards from scrimmage) and the first since Jordan Howard in 2016
His 889 yards and six TDs were both second in the NFL behind Oakland’s Josh Jacobs (1,150 yds, 7 TDs) among rookie RBs
Tied for the team lead with seven total touchdowns (6 rushing, 1 receiving)
Added 25 receptions for 185 yards (7.4 avg) and one touchdown
Rushed for 113 yards on 23 carries, including a 14-yard TD, in the Week 17 win at the Vikings, his second game surpassing the 100-yard mark
Rushed for a career-high 135 yards in Week 8 vs. LAC
Recorded the first multi-touchdown game of his career at PHI when he scored two 1-yard rushing scores in the third and fourth quarters; also recorded a season-long 30-yard reception in that game
Scored the game-winning TD on a 3-yard pass from Mitchell Trubisky to cap a season-long 90-yard drive on Thanksgiving at DET
David Montgomery
Concussion Out
2019 SEASON (Bears):

Spent entire 2019 season on Bears practice squad
Sam Mustipher
Knee Doubtful

Has appeared in 72 career NFL games with 68 starts over six seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2014-17) and Chicago Bears (2018-19)
Has recording 355 career receptions for 4,749 yards (13.4 avg) and 33 touchdowns
Has recorded at least one reception in all 72 career games
Owns 12 games of 100+ receiving yards
Has seven career multi-touchdown performances
Recorded four multiple TD games in Jacksonville, which are tied for the second most in franchise history
His 14 TD receptions in 2015 with Jacksonville set the single-season franchise record


*2019: *Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee
2015: Pro Bowl Selection

2019 SEASON (Bears):

Appeared in 16 games with 15 starts, recording a career-high 98 receptions for 1,147 yards (11.7 avg) and seven touchdowns (all team highs)
Recorded three 100-yard receiving games, including a season-high 131 in the Week 12 win over the Giants
Recorded 13 games with at least five catches, including seven games with seven or more
Went over the 1,000-yard mark in Week 15 at GB, becoming the first Bears reciever to eclipse 1,000 yards since Alshon Jeffery in 2014
His 1,147 total receiving yards marked the second-highest of his career and he joined Brandon Marshall (2012-13) and Marty Booker (2002) as the only Bears to record 95+ receptions and 1,100 yards in a single season
Over the last six games Robinson totaled 41 catches for 514 yards and four TDs; 29 of those 41 catches went for first downs
Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee

2018 SEASON (Bears):

Appeared in 13 games (12 starts), recording 754 yards on 55 receptions (13.7 avg) and four touchdowns
Hauled in 10 receptions in Week 2 vs. Seattle, which matched his career-high
Recorded two touchdowns vs. Detroit
Caught 10 passes for 143 yards in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI; the 10 receptions tied Matt Forte for most receptions in a postseason game and 143 receiving yards are most all-time in a postseason game in franchise history (passing Willie Gault - 129)
Inactive for Games 7-8 and 16

2017 SEASON (Jaguars):

Started the opening game, catching one pass for 17 yards before injuring his knee in the first quarter at Houston
Placed on Injured Reserve in Week 2 for the remainder of the season

2016 SEASON (Jaguars):

Started all 16 games for the Jaguars, catching 73 passes for 883 yards (12.1 avg) and six touchdowns
Recorded two 100+ yard games: had 9 catches for 147 yards in Week 16 win vs. TEN and had 9 catches for 107 yards in a Week 10 loss to HOU

2015 SEASON (Jaguars):

Started all 16 games, recording 80 receptions for 1,400 yards (17.5 avg) and 14 touchdowns
His 14 touchdowns set a single-season franchise record and tied for the NFL lead (Doug Baldwin, Brandon Marshall)
Set career-highs in receptions (10, at TEN 12/6), receiving yards (155, vs. MIA 9/15) and receiving TDs (3, at TEN 12/6)
Caught a career-long 90-yard touchdown at New Orleans
Recorded six 100-yard receiving games, including two games with 150+ yards
Recorded 61 catches for first downs and 19 catches of 25+ yards

2014 SEASON (Jaguars):

Played in 10 games (8 starts) as a rookie, recording 48 receptions for 548 yards (11.4 avg) and 2 touchdowns
Was tied for first among rookies in receptions and fourth in receiving yards at the time of his injury
Placed on Injured Reserve in Week 12
Allen Robinson II
Knee Questionable

Joins the Bears after spending the last four seasons in Green Bay where he played in 36 games with nine starts – seven at right tackle and two at right guard – from 2016-18; spent the 2019 season on IR
Drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft (No. 48 overall) out of Indiana University

*2019 SEASON (Packers): *

Spent the 2019 season Injured Reserve

2018 SEASON (Packers):

Appeared in 13 games with two starts at RT, seeing time on offense and special teams
Inactive for three contests due to injury (Weeks 6, 16-17)

*2017 SEASON (Packers): *

Played in seven games with five starts, opening at right tackle in Weeks 12-16
Placed on injured reserve (hamstring) on Sept. 21 and was activated from injured reserve on Nov. 18
Was placed on injured reserve (knee) on Dec. 26

*2016 SEASON (Packers): *

Was the only Packer rookie on the offensive side of the ball to appear in all 16 games, with two starts at right guard
Also played in all three postseason contents that year, including 30 snaps at right guard and tackle in the NFC Championship game at the Falcons
Jason Spriggs
Knee Questionable

2018 Pro Bowl selection, the first Bears QB to play in the Pro Bowl since Jim McMahon after the 1985 season
Trubisky is 23-18 as a starter over three seasons, including an 19-10 mark since the start of 2018
Has completed 811-of-1,280 passes for 8,554 yards (63.4 pct), 48 TDs and 29 INTs
Has 862 rushing yards on 157 attempts (5.5 avg) and 7 TDs; his 862 rushing yards rank sixth in Bears history among QBs entering the 2020 season
Set a career-high in passing TDs (6) in 2018 vs. Tampa Bay in Week 4, one shy of the NFL record; threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers in the first half of that game, becoming just the second player in league history to do so
Set a career-high in passing yards (355) vs. Detroit in 2018
Completed 26-of-43 passes for 303 yards and one touchdown in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI; his 303 yards and 26 completions were the most in Bears postseason history
Started 12 games in his rookie season, setting Bears franchise rookie records for completions (196) and passing yards (2,193) and finishing second in attempts (330) and tied for third in touchdown passes (7)
Tied Billy Wade for the third-fastest Bears player to hit the 6,000 yard passing mark (30 games)
Recorded back-to-back 3,000 yard passing seasons in 2018 and 2019, making him the second Bears quarterback to accomplish the feat (Jay Cutler)


2018: Pro Bowl selection, Week 10 NFC Offensive Player of the Week

*2019 SEASON (Bears): *

Started 15 games, going 8-7
Finished the season with 3,138 passing yards, marking back-to-back 3,000-yard seasons and becoming just the second Bear to accomplish the feat (Jay Cutler, 2x, 2009-10 and 2014-15)
Had his best game in the Week 14 win vs. the Cowboys, completing 23-of-31 passes for 244 yards with three passing TDs and one more on the ground to become the first QB in NFL history to complete 70.0+ percent of his passes on 30+ attempts, throw 3+ TD passes, rush for 50+ yards and have a rushing TD all in the same game
Finished the Cowboys game with a 115.5 passer rating (Bears are 9-1 since the start of last season and 11-2 in his career when he posts a passer rating of 100.0 or higher)
Accounted for 13 TDs from Weeks 10-14, 11 passing and two rushing
On Thanksgiving in Detroit, completed 29-of-38 passes for a season-high 338 yards with three TDs; marched the offense on a season-long 90-yard scoring drive late in the fourth quarter and connected with rookie RB David Montgomery on a 3-yard TD pass to give the Bears a 24-20 lead
Completed 16-of-23 passes for 173 yards and three TDs in the Week 10 win over the Lions with a passer rating of 131.0, the third highest of his career
Finished 25-of-31 passing for 231 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT in the MNF win at Washington in Week 3; completed a career-high 20 passes in the first half at Washington as the Bears raced out to a 28-3 halftime lead

*2018 SEASON (Bears): *

Named to his first Pro Bowl
Started 14 games (11-3 record as starter), completing 289-of-434 (66.6 pct.) passes for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions
Added 421 rushing yards on 68 attempts (6.1 avg) and three touchdowns
Converted five two-point conversions (1 rushing, 4 passing)
Finished the regular season ranked fifth in rushing yards per game among quarterbacks
Completed his first seven passes at Green Bay, leading Chicago on an opening-drive touchdown
Set a career-high in passing touchdowns (6) and total offense (407) vs. Tampa Bay in Week 4; his six passing touchdowns ranks second all-time in Bears history and is one off the NFL record
Threw five touchdowns to five different receivers in the first half vs. TB, becoming just the second player in league history to do so
Threw for a career-high 355 yards vs. Detroit in Week 10
Recorded a 120.4 passer rating at home vs. GB was the highest QBR by a Bear against the Packers since 2000
Became sixth quarterback in franchise history to go over 3,000 yards passing
Completed 26-of-43 passes for 303 yards and one touchdown in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19); 303 yards and 26 completions are both the most in Bears postseason history

*2017 SEASON (Bears): *

Active, but did not play in first four games
Made first career start on Monday Night Football (10/9) vs. MIN, becoming the first Bears rookie to start at QB since Kyle Orton in 2005
Completed 196-of-330 passes for 2,193 yards, 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions
Carried the ball 41 times for 248 yards (6.0 avg) and 2 touchdowns
Became the first Bears rookie QB to win their first road start since Craig Krenzel in 2004 (vs. BAL 10/15); also became the second rookie quarterback to win a game in Baltimore since the franchise moved from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996
Completed 31 of 46 passes for 314 yards in Week 15 at Detroit -- all Bears rookie records
Became the first Bears rookie QB to pass for 300+ yards in a game since Cade McNown threw for 301 yards in 1999 vs. Detroit
Set Bears franchise rookie records for completions (196) and passing yards (2,193), finished second in attempts (330) and tied for third in touchdown passes (7)
Mitchell Trubisky
Right shoulder Out

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