First things first. In case you missed it the Chicago Bears put outside linebacker Leonard Floyd on season ending injured reserve yesterday. Floyd will have surgery as soon as possible to repair his MCL and PCL. To take his place on the roster, the Bears added outside linebacker Howard Jones from their practice squad.
For more on Jones, I discussed him and the other OLB option the Bears have right here.
Now as to the injury report for the game this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bears have the following players listed as questionable.
QB - Mark Sanchez (illness)
DL - Akiem Hicks (knee)
DL - Mitch Unrein (knee)
OLB - Pernell McPhee (knee)
CB - Bryce Callahan (knee)
OL - Tom Compton (ankle)
OL - Kyle Long (ankle)
WR - Dontrelle Inman (groin)
TE - Dion Sims (illness)
McPhee and Sanchez were new to the injury report this week, and neither practiced today. Hicks was back at practice today in a limited fashion.
Sims, Inman and Unrein all practiced in full today, so I would guess that means they are likely to play on Sunday.
For those of you worried that a returning Sims would lead to less Adam Shaheen, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains addressed that earlier this week when he said, "We do not want to slow down Adam's progress. He has earned the playing time." I think the odd tight end out will be Daniel Brown.
These Bears are listed as doubtful.
WR - Josh Bellamy (concussion)
DL - Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring)
ILB - Danny Trevathan (calf)
S - DeAndre Houston-Carson (ankle)
Bellamy has been practicing a little this week, but as long as he’s in the concussion protocol, he’ll be held out of Sunday’s game. The other three Bears all missed practice the entire week.
For the Eagles, kicker Jake Elliott is out of concussion protocol and will play on Sunday. They officially list tight end Trey Burton and defensive tackle Beau Allen as questionable.
And that’s it...