Chicagobears.com | The Official Website of the Chicago Bears

Injury Update

Brought to you by

Injury Update: Williams to replace injured Montgomery

injury-update-week-5-raiders

With David Montgomery unavailable, Damien Williams moves into the starting running back role for the Bears, starting with Sunday's game against the Raiders in Las Vegas.

Montgomery was unable to practice all week after a sprained knee forced him to exit last weekend's win over the Lions with 11:00 left in the fourth quarter. He was originally listed as out for Sunday's contest, but was placed on injured reserve Saturday and will miss a minimum of three games.

Williams, the versatile seventh-year pro, is adept at running with the ball as well as catching passes out of the backfield.

In the first four games this season, Williams rushed for 73 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries and caught eight passes for 41 yards. He signed with the Bears in March after opting out of the 2020 campaign due to COVID-19 concerns.

Prior to that, Williams appeared in 85 games with 13 starts over six seasons with the Dolphins (2014-17) and Chiefs (2018-19), rushing for 1,231 yards and 12 TDs on 294 carries and catching 138 passes for 1,106 yards and 10 TDs. He capped the 2019 season by scoring two touchdowns in the final 2:44 of Super Bowl LIV to help the Chiefs turn a 20-17 deficit into a 31-20 win over the 49ers.

"When Damien is in the open field, and you saw David do it, too, they can make you miss in space," said coach Matt Nagy. "So, they both have that. The place where they're the most similar, I think, is their mentality. I always talk about it; they've got the dog mentality. I love that about them.

"Damien is a little bit more extroverted than David. And to each their own. That means nothing, other than their personality. But I know to be able to have them both was great, and then this situation when David gets hurt, we feel like, hey, for Damien to be able to come in here and help us, we feel like we're in a good place."

Elsewhere on offense, the Bears will be thin at tight end: Jesse James (personal reasons) and J.P. Holtz (quad) have been ruled out of Sunday's game, while Jesper Horsted (knee) is listed as questionable on the injury report.

Defensively, tackle Akiem Hicks was originally listed as doubtful for Sunday's game, but was downgraded to out Saturday due to a groin injury he suffered on the Lions' first play from scrimmage last Sunday at Soldier Field.

Outside linebacker Khalil Mack will be able to face his former team in Las Vegas, however, despite injuries to his knee and ribs. The perennial Pro Bowler was limited in practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday but said he would play. Mack revealed that he hurt his ribs while being tackled on a fumble return last Sunday when he landed on the elbow of a Lions player.

Listed as questionable, Mack was asked by a reporter how close he is to being 100 percent healthy.

"I'm going to be out there," Mack said. "If I'm out there, I'm 100 percent."

It also appears that safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. could return after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury. The eighth-year pro is questionable but was a full participant in practice all week.

In other injury news, linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring) was ruled out of the game and linebacker Christian Jones (back) is questionable after being limited in practice Friday.

Chicago Bears
Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status
PRO CAREER:


Has appeared in 88 games (54 starts) and has 150 receptions for 1,460 yards and 11 touchdowns
In 2019, caught 16 passes for 142 yards (8.9 avg.) in his debut season with the Lions
One of five tight ends in the NFL to average at least 14.0 yards per catch on 30+ receptions in 2018
Left Pittsburgh ranked sixth in receptions (120), seventh in touchdowns (nine) and eighth in receiving yards (1,189) among all-time Steelers tight ends


2020 SEASON (Lions):


Appeared in 16 games (seven starts), recording 14 receptions for 192 yards (9.2 avg.) and two touchdowns
Recorded three receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 at Arizona (9/27)
Scored a touchdown on his only reception of the game in Week 13 at Bears (12/6)


2019 SEASON (Lions):


Appeared in 16 games (11 starts) and hauled in 16 passes for 142 yards (8.9 avg.) in his first season with the team
Caught one pass for 15 yards (15.0 avg.) in Week 1 at Arizona (9/8)
Caught a game-clinching seven-yard pass for a first down with :53 left in the fourth quarter in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers (9/15)
Recorded a critical third down conversion catch (seven yards) during the third-quarter touchdown drive in Week 12 at Washington (11/24)


2018 SEASON (Steelers):


Appeared in 16 games (seven starts) and totaled 30 receptions for a career-high 423 yards (14.1 avg.) and two touchdowns
Was one of five tight ends in the NFL to average at least 14.0 yards per reception on 30-plus receptions
Caught five passes for a career-high 138 yards (27.6 avg.) and one touchdown vs. Kansas City in Week 2. This marked his first-career 100-yard performance
Hauled in a career-long 51-yard pass at Baltimore in Week 9


2017 SEASON (Steelers):


Played in 16 games (14 starts) and recorded 43 receptions for 372 yards (8.7 avg.) and three touchdowns
Produced his first-career multi-touchdown game in Week 1 at Cleveland
Registered a career-high 10 receptions for 97 yards in Week 14 vs. Baltimore


2016 SEASON (Steelers):


Appeared in 16 games (13 starts) and posted 39 receptions for 338 yards (8.7 avg.) and three touchdowns
Caught six passes for 43 yards (7.2 avg.) and one touchdown vs. the New York Jets in Week 5
Finished the postseason with 11 receptions for 137 yards (12.5 avg.), including five catches for 83 yards (16.6 avg.) vs. Kansas City in the Divisional Round


2015 SEASON (Steelers):


Played in eight games (two starts) as a rookie and logged eight receptions for 56 yards (7.0 avg.) and one touchdown
Caught a four-yard touchdown in his NFL debut vs. Oakland in Week 9
Jesse James
Personal Out
PRO CAREER:


In his sixth season with the Bears and 10th overall in 2021
Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection in 2018
Has started 101 of 129 games with 37.0 sacks, 68 TFLs, six forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries with the Saints (2012-15), Patriots (2015) and Bears (2016-20); also has played in six postseason games with four starts


HONORS:

2019: Ranked No. 39 on NFL's Top 100 list
2018: Named to the Pro Bowl (DT)
2016: Named Week 13 NFC Defensive Player of the Week

2020 SEASON (Bears):


Played in 15 games with 15 starts, missing the Week 12 game at the Packers with an injury
Recorded six tackles and two QBH in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
Had a team-high 21 QBHs on the season; recorded 3.5 sacks for minus-23.5 yards
Recorded 1.5 sacks in the Week 3 win at the Falcons, where he also had a career-high 5 QBHs; added 3 QBHs in the Week 15 win at Minnesota
Recorded 1.0 sack for minus-9 yards in the Week 1 win at Detroit; also had four tackles in that game with one QBH
Had his second sack of the season in the Week 2 win over the Giants to go along with three tackles
Season-high six tackles in Week 4 vs. the Colts, including one TFL and two QBH
Recovered a fumble and also added a TFL in the Week 6 win at the Panthers


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Started five games in which he played, recording 10 tackles, 1.0 sack, one fumble recovery and one TF
Placed on Injured Reserve on 10/15 after suffering an elbow injury against the Raiders in London
Activated from Injured Reserve on 12/14 and recorded four tackles and two QBH in Week 15 at GB


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Named to his first Pro Bowl after starting 16 games and recording 55 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, five pass breakups and three forced fumbles
Recorded a career-high five tackles for loss vs. MIN (11/18
S)cored on a one-yard touchdown run at NYG (12/2)
Led team in tackles for loss and was second on the team in sacks
Recorded four tackles and one tackle for loss in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19)


2017 SEASON (Bears):


Started all 16 games, recording 54 tackles, 15 TFLs, 2 fumble recoveries and a career-high 8.5 sacks for a loss of 57 yards
Recorded 20 QBHs, the most by a Chicago Bear in single-season since the stat was tracked in 2006


2016 SEASON (Bears):


Started all 16 games at DE, setting a career-high in tackles (71), sacks (7), pass breakups (3) and forced fumbles (2), 5 TFLs and recovered 1 fumble
Only defensive player to start every game


2015 SEASON (Saints/Patriots):


Appeared in 16 games, making 3 starts with the Patriots and Saints
Posted 23 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR
All 3 starts came with New Orleans, where he collected 2 assisted tackles
In 13 games with New England, notched 21 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR
Saw action in 2 playoff games, posting 3 tackles and 1 TFL


2014 SEASON (Saints):


Started 14-of-15 games, posting 41 tackles, 2 sacks and 7 TFLs
Placed on Injured Reserve prior the season finale


2013 SEASON (Saints): Started 16-of-16 games for the first time in his career


Posted then career-highs in tackles (56), sacks (4.5) and TFLs (8)
56 tackles were the most among the Saints defensive front
Started both of the Saints' postseason contests, notching 7 tackles and 0.5 sacks


2012 SEASON (Saints):


Appeared in 14 games with the Saints as a rookie, tallying 20 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 2 TFLs and 1 forced fumble
Akiem Hicks
Groin Out
*PRO CAREER: *


Has played in 31 career games with eight starts; has caught seven passes for 91 yards


2020 SEASON (Bears): 


Played in all 16 games with one start; started and lined up at fullback in the Week 1 win at Detroit
Saw action as a reserve and on special teams in every other game this season; recorded four special teams tackles, including two vs. Detroit in Week 13


2019 SEASON (Bears): 


Appeared in one game as a reserve for the Washington Redskins before being waived, then claimed by the Bears, inactive for Week 2
Appeared in 14 games (seven starts) for the Bears, catching seven passes for 91 yards
Caught a season-high three passes for 56 yards, including a 30-yarder, in the Week 14 win over the Cowboys
J.P. Holtz
Quad Out
PRO CAREER:


Entering his fourth season with the Bears in 2021
Has appeared in 47 games over two-plus seasons with the Bears, primarily on special teams; has 20 special teams tackles to his credit


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Has played in every game for the Bears as a reserve ILB and also primarily on special teams
Career-high two special teams tackles in Week 7 at the Rams
Added another two tackles on special teams in Week 13 vs. the Lions


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 15 games, making four tackles on special teams
Inactive for Week 5 at Oakland


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in all 16 games as a reserve, making three tackles, one tackle for loss and five tackles on special teams
Appeared in Wild Card playoff game as a reserve
Joel Iyiegbuniwe
Hamstring Out
PRO CAREER:


Six-time Pro Bowler (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) and three-time Associated Press All-Pro first-team (2015, 2016, 2018) and an AP All-Pro second team (2020)
2016 Associated Press and PFWA NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Became the first player in NFL history to be named to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team at two positions (DE & LB) in 2015
Named to his first Pro Bowl in 2015 after finishing second in the NFL with 15.0 sacks; tied a Raiders single-game franchise record with 5.0 sacks on Dec. 13, 2015 at Denver
Named to PFWA, Sports Illustrated and NFL.com All-Rookie Teams in 2014
Owns 15 career multi-sack games (9 with OAK, 6 with CHI)
Had 21.0 sacks from 2018-19, which were the most by a Bears player in his first two years with the team
His 22 forced fumbles since the start of 2015 are the most in the NFL during that span
Has recorded at least 1.0 sack in 23 games for the Bears, with the Bears going 16-6 in those games (7-2 in 2018, 5-2 in 2019 and 4-3 in 2020)
Has 66.5 sacks since the start of 2015, the third most in the NFL in that span; has 21.0 3rd-quarter sacks since the start of 2015, the most in the NFL; also has 41 sacks in the second half/overtime during that span, which is second best in the NFL behind only Aaron Donald
In his Bears debut (Week 1, 2018, at GB), he became the first player in franchise history to record a sack and an INT in his debut; recorded a sack and a forced fumble in each of the first four weeks in 2018, becoming the first player in NFL history to do so
In 13 primetime games with the Bears Mack has 11.0 sacks, eight forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions, one which was returned for a touchdown.


HONORS:


2020: Pro Bowl Selection; AP All-Pro (second team); PFWA All-NFL
2019: Pro Bowl Selection; ranked No. 3 on NFL's Top 100
2018: Pro Bowl Selection, AP All-Pro, Sporting News All-Pro, PFWA All-NFL, NFC Defensive Player of the Month (September)
2017: Pro Bowl Selection
2016: AP and PFWA Defensive Player of the Year, All-Pro Selection, Pro Bowl Selection
2015: All-Pro Selection, Pro Bowl Selection
2014: PFWA All-Rookie Team


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Led the team with 9.0 sacks on the year; recorded at least 1.0 sack in four straight games from Weeks 5-8
Sacked Texans QB Deshaun Watson in the end zone to log the Bears first safety since the season finale of 2019 at Minnesota by former LB Nick Kwiatkoski. Also, forced a fumble on Texans RB Duke Johnson in the first quarter in the Bears Week 14 win
Season-high 2.0 sacks for minus-14 yards in the Week 5 win over TB; also had three QBHs and one PD
Recorded 1.0 sack and 2 TFL in the Week 6 win at Carolina; also had 1.0 sack and a FF in Week 7 at the Rams
Recorded four tackles in the Week 1 win at Detroit
Recorded his first sack of the season in the Week 2 win over the Giants, dropping QB Daniel Jones for a loss of eight yards
Recorded 0.5 sack and two QBHs in the win at the Falcons
Recorded a strip-sack on Saints QB Drew Brees in the second quarter of the Week 8 matchup at Soldier Field
Intercepted Vikings QB Kirk Cousins in Week 10 and returned in 33-yards (career-long) which led to a Cairo Santos field goal


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Voted to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl after starting all 16 games for the fifth time in six years
Finished with a team-best 8.5 sacks, 14 QBH and five forced fumbles, which ranked fourth in the NFL
Recorded 4.5 sacks in Weeks 2-4 at Denver (1.0), at Washington (2.0) and vs. the Vikings (1.5)
Added 1.0 sack and two passes defensed vs. the Chargers
Also had 1.0 sack vs. the Giants and Chiefs


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Selected to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl; AP, PFWA and Sporting News All-Pro
Tied for the league lead with six forced fumbles
Recorded a team-high 12.5 sacks, good for sixth most in the NFL
Appeared in 14 games (13 starts), recording 47 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 11.0 tackles-for-loss, six forced fumbles, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one interception (returned for a touchdown)
Turned in an impressive debut for the Bears at GB in Week 1, recording 1.0 sack for minus-12 yards, one INT for a TD, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery; in doing so, he became the first player since 1982, when sacks became a statistic, to record a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an INT and touchdown in one half (source: Elias Sports Bureau)
Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month (September)


2017 SEASON (Raiders):


Started all 16 games and totaled a career-high 87 tackles (65 solo) to go along with 10.5 sacks
Named to his third straight Pro Bowl
Led the Raiders in sacks for the third consecutive season
Was one of two defensive players in the NFL with 70+ tackles and 10+ sacks (Joey Bosa, LAC) and was the only defensive player in the NFL to tally at least 75 tackles, 10.0 sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
Recorded nine tackles (seven) and posted a sack of QB Kirk Cousins, dropping him for a 9-yard loss in the first half at WAS
Totaled seven tackles and a season-high two sacks at Denver
Recorded four tackles, one sack, one FF and one FR vs. the Giants; late in the first half with the Giants driving, took down QB Geno Smith and simultaneously took the ball away from him, recording a forced fumble and fumble recovery on the play
Recorded six tackles and posted his second multi-sack contest of the year vs. Dallas


2016 SEASON (Raiders):


Turned in one of the most impressive seasons in Raiders history while earning his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection
Started all 16 games and totaled 77 tackles (56 solo), 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one INT returned for a TD and four passes defensed
Named the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year, becoming just the second player in franchise history (Lester Hayes, 1980) to earn the prestigious award
Was also named the PFWA's Defensive Player of the Year and the NFL 101 Awards' AFC Defensive Player of the Year
Named to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team and the Pro Football Writers of America's All-NFL Team
Named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November after posting 13 tackles (10), four sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one INT-TD and two passes defensed, helping the Raiders go 3-0 in the month
Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice (Week 9 vs. Denver and Week 12 vs. Carolina)
Led the team in sacks for the second straight season; also led team with three fumble recoveries
Tied an NFL record by recording a sack in eight straight games from Weeks 6-14
Tied for the team lead with seven tackles while recording a forced fumble and two sacks (10/30) at TB Recorded three tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed in the victory vs. DEN, earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors; helped limit the Denver offense to just 33 rushing yards in the game
Turned in one of the finest defensive performances in NFL history vs. Carolina, becoming the first player since Charles Woodson in 2009 to record a sack, interception returned for a touchdown, forced fumble and fumble recovery in the same game; earned his second AFC Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance, his second of the month; finished the game with seven tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one INT-TD, and one pass defensed; tallied his first career INT and first career TD when he intercepted a screen pass and returned it six yards for the score; on the Panthers' final offensive play of the game, forced and recovered a fumble to seal the victory
Went on to win the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November


2015 SEASON (Raiders):


Started all 16 games and was named to his first Pro Bowl
Became the first player in NFL history to be named to the AP All-Pro First Team at two positions (DE & LB)
Finished second in the NFL with 15.0 sacks, falling just one sack short of the Raiders' franchise record
Posted 10 sacks over a four-game stretch from Weeks 12-15 and had four multiple-sack games
Credited with 79 tackles (58 solo), four passes defensed and two forced fumbles on the year
Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after enjoying a career performance at Denver (12/13), tying the franchise record with five sacks, matching a mark set by Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long in 1983; all five sacks came in the second half
Posted second career two-sack game at CLE, getting to QB Josh McCown twice on a fourth-quarter series
Posted another standout performance, totaling eight tackles (seven) and two sacks vs. KC


2014 SEASON (Raiders):


Started all 16 games as a rookie, totaling 84 tackles (59 solo), four sacks, one forced fumble and four passes defensed
Became just the third rookie LB in Raiders history to start all 16 games, following Matt Millen (1980) and Reggie McKenzie (1985)
Posted first career multiple-sack game vs. SF, getting to QB Colin Kaepernick twice in the fourth quarter.
Finished third in voting for the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year Award
Selected to the Pro Football Writers of America, Sports Illustrated and NFL.com All-Rookie Teams
Only rookie named to the USA Football All-Fundamentals Team, which honors 26 NFL players who exhibit exemplary football techniques for young players to emulate
Khalil Mack
Ribs/foot Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Has played in 31 career games with 22 starts, rushing for 1,959 yards and 14 TDs in his first two seasons; also has 79 catches for 623 yards and three scores
His 2,582 yards from scrimmage through two professional seasons ranks fourth most in Bears history during that span
Finished his rookie season in 2019 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


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Played in 15 games with 14 starts
Had 1,508 total yards from scrimmage (5th in the NFL); 1,070 on the ground (5th in the NFL) and 438 through the air with 10 touchdowns (8 rushing, 2 receiving)
Was one of five NFL players with over 1,500 yards from scrimmage and was the only NFL RB with over 1,000 rushing yards and over 400 receiving yards
Montgomery found the end zone for the sixth consecutive week in Week 17; he was the first Bears player to have scored in five straight weeks since Alshon Jeffery in 2014 and the first to rush for a TD in five straight since Neal Anderson in 1990
Eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards on the season in Week 16 for the first time in his career; he was Chicago's first 1,000-yard back since Jordan Howard in 2017
In Week 15 at Minnesota, set career-highs with 146 rushing yards on 32 carries with two TDs; joined Walter Payton as only the second player in Bears history with 30+ carries, 140+ rushing yards, and at least two rushing TDs in single game
Became the first Bears rusher since Jordan Howard in 2016 to rush for 100+ yards in back to back games (Weeks 14-15)
In Week 14 vs. Houston, he broke a career-long 80-yard TD run on the Bears first play from scrimmage; it tied the longest TD run by the Bears in the SB era, with Neil Anderson’s 80-yard TD run vs. Green Bay on Nov. 27, 1988
Had 106 yards in the first half in Week 14 vs. Houston, the first time a Bears rusher had over 100 yards in the first half since Matt Forte on 9/13/2015; finished with 113 yards on 11 carries
Rushed for two TDs in Week 13 and Week 15, and now has three career multi-TD game, the other being 11/3/2019 at Philadelphia
Rushed for 103 yards on 11 carries at Green Bay, while adding five receptions for 40 yards and a receiving TD. His 143 yards from scrimmage was the second most of his career (147, 10/27/19 vs. LAC)
Rushed for 89 yards rushing on 21 attempts in the Week 8 overtime loss to the Saints; also had a long run of 38 yards in that game
Carried the ball 13 times for 64 yards (4.9 avg) in the Week 1 win at Detroit; also caught one pass for 10 yards
Recorded 82 yards on 16 carries (5.1 avg) and added 45 yards on three catches, including a 28-yard TD catch in the first quarter in the Week 2 win over the Giants
Scored on a 3-yard rushing TD in the Week 5 win over the Buccaneers; also caught seven passes for 30 yards, including a key 17-yarder along the left sideline late in the fourth quarter to help set up the game-winning field goal
Sat out Week 10 with a concussion


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 100-yard game
Rushed for a career-high 135 yards in Week 8 vs. the Chargers
Recorded the first multi-touchdown game of his career at Philadelphia 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 Detroit
David Montgomery
Knee Out
PRO CAREER:


Played in his ninth NFL season and his first in Chicago in 2020
Has 25 career INTs, 52 PDs and 13 TFL in 128 career games played with 120 starts
Has three career interception returns for touchdowns
Owns the most interceptions by an undrafted free agent since entering the NFL in 2012 (25)
Ranked first in the AFC and second in the NFL with six interceptions in 2014
Tied for first the AFC with five interceptions in 2013


HONORS:


2014: Pro Bowl selection


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Started every game at strong safety; tied for the team lead with two INTs on the season (at ATL, at CAR)
Recorded seven tackles, one strip-sack and one pass defensed in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
Sealed the come-from-behind win at the Falcons in Week 3 with his interception of QB Matt Ryan late in the fourth quarter 
Posted a career-high nine tackles, including eight solo, in Week 4 vs. the Colts
Recorded his second INT of the season in Week 6 at Carolina on the Panthers opening drive, leading to Chicago's first TD of the game
Recovered a fumble (forced by Danny Trevathan) in Week 10 vs. Minnesota 


2019 SEASON (Texans):


Played and started in 14 games with the Texans, racking up 51 total tackles (37 solo), two tackles for loss, three quarterback hits, three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and eight passes defensed
Missed the postseason due to injury
Posted five solo tackles and one quarterback hit vs. Jacksonville (9/15); eclipsed 400 career tackles, becoming one of only five players since 2012 to record at least 400 tackles and 20 interceptions (Earl Thomas, Glover Quin, Harrison Smith and Reggie Nelson)
Notched his first interception of the season vs. Atlanta (10/6), picking off Falcons QB Matt Ryan and returning it 79 yards for a touchdown, the longest interception return of his career
Tied for the team lead with five total tackles (three solo) and notched an interception for the second-consecutive week at Kansas City (10/13), the first time he has recorded an interception in back-to-back games since Weeks 8-9 of 2014
Finished with two total tackles (two solo), two passes defensed, one quarterback hit and notched his 23rd career interception vs. Denver (12/8), picking off Broncos QB Drew Lock at the Texans' three-yard line and returning it 26 yards


2018 SEASON (Jaguars):


Recorded 54 total tackles (44 solo), one INT, seven PD, one TFL and one QBH after starting all 16 games
Matched a season high with six solo tackles and one pass defensed vs. Tennessee (9/23)
Tallied two solo tackles, a season-high two passes defensed and intercepted Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes at Kansas City (10/7)
Notched a season-high seven total tackles (six solo) vs. Philadelphia (10/28)
Registered four total tackles (two solo) and one tackle for loss at Tennessee (12/9)
Led the AFC in interceptions in back-to-back seasons (2013-14)


2017 SEASON (Jaguars):


Tallied 64 total tackles (53 solo), four INTs, seven PD, four TFL and one FR in 16 games played
Part of a Jaguars secondary that ranked first in the NFL in pass defensed
Notched six total tackles (four solo), two passes defensed and one interception at Houston (9/10)
Set a season high with seven solo tackles and one pass defensed at the N.Y. Jets (10/1)
Matched a career high with two INTs of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger with six tackles and two PD in a win at Pittsburgh (10/8)
Registered four total tackles (two solo), one interception and one pass defensed vs. Indianapolis (12/3)
Compiled five solo stops in his NFL postseason debut in the Wild Card Round vs. Buffalo (1/7/18)


2016 SEASON (Jaguars):


Registered 41 total tackles (34 solo), two passes defensed and one interception in 16 games played
Made his Jaguars debut and notched three solo tackles vs. Green Bay (9/11)
Recorded three solo tackles and one interception vs. Baltimore (9/25)
Set a season high with six total tackles (four solo) at Indianapolis (1/1/17)


2015 SEASON (Browns):


Recorded 60 total tackles (42 solo), two interceptions, two tackles for loss and two passes defensed in 13 games played
Tallied five total tackles (three solo) and one interception at the N.Y. Jets (9/13)
Registered a team-high eight total tackles (five solo) vs. Tennessee (9/20)
Notched one solo tackle, one interception and one pass defensed vs. Arizona (11/1)
Compiled a season-high nine total tackles (five solo) at Seattle (12/20)


2014 SEASON (Browns):


Selected to first-career Pro Bowl after tallying 52 tackles (28 solo), a career-high six INTs, eight PD, two TFL and one FF
Finished second in the NFL with his six interceptions, despite missing the final five games of the season
Registered eight total tackles (three solo), and one interception which he returned for a touchdown in a win vs. New Orleans (9/14)
Recorded five total tackles (three solo) and one interception vs. Baltimore (9/21)
Matched a career high with two interceptions at Jacksonville (10/19)
Notched two solo tackles, one tackle for loss and one interception vs. Oakland (10/26)
Tallied five total tackles (three solo) and one interception vs. Tampa Bay (11/2) becoming one of six players to record an interception in three consecutive games in 2014


2013 SEASON (Browns):


Finished with a career-high 95 total tackles (63 solo), five INTs, a career-high 12 PD and two tackles for loss
Recorded three solo tackles and one interception vs. Miami (9/8)
Tallied six total tackles (three solo) and a career-high three passes defensed vs. Cincinnati (9/29)
Notched seven total tackles (four solo) and one interception vs. Detroit (10/13)
Set a career high with nine solo tackles at Kansas City (10/27)
Recorded eight tackles and matched a career high with two INTs, including one returned 44 yards for a TD vs. Chicago (12/15)
Finished with six total tackles (three solo) and one interception at Pittsburgh (12/29)


2012 SEASON (Browns):


Recorded 29 total tackles (23 solo), one INT, one PD and four total special teams tackles in 10 games played as a rookie
Registered four total tackles (three solo) and a career-high two special teams tackles vs. Buffalo (9/23)
Notched two total tackles (one solo) and his first-career interception vs. Kansas City (12/9)
Tashaun Gipson Sr.
Hamstring Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Has played in six games with one start, catching eight passes for 87 yards and one touchdown


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Spent most of the season on practice squad before being promoted to active roster in Week 12
Appeared in six games with one start (at Detroit), catching eight passes for 87 yards (10.9 avg) and one touchdown
Caught an 18-yard over-the-shoulder touchdown in his first career start at Detroit in Week 13 on Thanksgiving
Recorded a season-high four catches for 36 yards in Week 14 vs. the Cowboys
Jesper Horsted
Knee Questionable
PRO CAREER: Enters his eighth NFL season in 2021 and his fifth with the Bears ... has appeared in 108 career games (73 starts), recording 405 tackles (265 solo), 7.0 sacks, 17 tackles-for-loss, 17 quarterback hurries, 16 passes defensed and four fumble recoveries.

2020 SEASON (Lions): Appeared in 16 games (13 starts), posting 50 tackles (29 solo) and one pass defense ... Registered two tackles (one solo) as part of a defense that held the Jaguars to just 44 rushing yards in Week 6 at Jacksonville (10/18).

2019 SEASON (Lions): Finished the season with 50 tackles (29 solo), two tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, four pass defenses, and one fumble recovery as part of a defense that finished with the fifth-most solo tackles (673) in the NFL ... Became the second linebacker in team history to record at least five tackles, 1.0 sack and two pass defenses in a game in Week 1 at Arizona (9/8) ... Totaled three tackles (one solo) and one pass defense in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers (9/15) ... Posted six tackles (three solo) and 1.0 sack in Week 3 at Philadelphia (9/22), becoming the first player in Lions history to accumulate at least 10 tackles, 2.0 sacks and three pass defenses through the first three games of a season ... Recovered his first fumble of the season (forced by DT A’Shawn Robinson) to set up a Lions scoring drive in Week 6 at Green Bay (10/14) ... Recorded six tackles (five solo) and a pass defense as part of a defensive front that limited RB Saquon Barkley to 3.3 yards per carry, his lowest average in a full game this season, in Week 8 vs. the New York Giants (10/27) ... Was placed on Reserve/Injured prior to Week 16.

2018 SEASON (Lions): One of four linebackers to record a sack against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2 (9/16), his first sack as a Lion ... Recorded four solo tackles against the Seahawks in Week 8 (10/28) ... Posted five tackles and one tackle for loss against the Bears in Week 10 (11/11) ... Recorded four solo tackles and one pass defense in Week 11 against the Panthers (11/18) ... Posted six tackles (three solo) against the Rams in Week 13 (12/2) ... Notched a season-high eight tackles (four solo) against the Bills in Week 15 (12/16).

2017 SEASON (Bears): Recorded 84 tackles (57 solo) with two sacks in 16 games (11 starts). Recorded at least one tackle in all but three games ... Posted nine tackles in Week 5 against Minnesota (10/09) ... Recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) in Week 7 against Carolina (10/22) ... Registered a season-high 13 tackles (10 solo) and one sack in Week 13 against San Francisco (12/03).

2016 SEASON (Bears): Appeared in all 16 games (two starts). Recorded eight tackles and one pass defense. Also finished with 11 special teams tackles, ranking second on the team ... Posted a season-high four special teams tackles in Week 1 at Houston (9/11).

2015 SEASON (Bears): Appeared in 15 games, starting at ILB in 13. Registered 98 tackles, one fumble recovery, four pass defenses and four special teams tackles ... Recorded seven tackles in Week 1 against Green Bay (9/13) ... Registered a season-high nine tackles (six solo) and one pass defense in Week 6 at Detroit (10/18) ... Tied his season-high nine tackles in Week 11 against Denver (11/22).

2014 SEASON (Bears): Appeared in all 16 games (five starts) in his rookie season. Recorded eight tackles and one pass defense ... Recorded a season-high 13 tackles in Week 15 against New Orleans (12/15).
Christian Jones
Back Questionable

For the Raiders, tight end Derek Carrier (pectoral) and cornerbacks Damon Arnette (groin) and Trayvon Mullen (toe) were ruled out; and running back Peyton Barber (toe) is questionable after being limited in practice Friday. Arnette was selected by the Raiders with the 19th pick in the first round of the 2020 draft with a selection obtained from the Bears in the Mack trade.

Related Content

Advertising
Advertising