The Chicago Bears will be without at least one starter this Sunday against the Houston Texans, as they have already ruled nickelback Buster Skrine out with a concussion. Also ruled out for a second straight week is reserve outside linebacker and special teamer James Vaughters (knee).
Outside linebacker Khalil Mack (knee) and tight end J.P. Holtz (shoulder/knee) are both listed as questionable. Both were limited today with this being Mack’s only day participating in practice while Holtz was limited all week.
Wide receiver Darnell Mooney carries no game-day designation for Sunday after missing practice all week for personal reasons. Head coach Matt Nagy believes that Mooney will be able to play against the Texans.
Houston will be without tight end Pharaoh Brown who has been ruled out with a concussion.
They have seven players listed as questionable for Sunday; wide receivers Brandin Cooks (foot/neck) and Keke Coutee (knee), cornerbacks Keion Crossen (foot), Phillip Gaines (knee/shoulder), and John Reid (neck), outside linebacker Jonathan Greenard (illness), and quarterback A.J. McCarron (not-injury related).
The Texans will be without running back David Johnson who they just put on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
The Texans will also be without wide receiver Will Fuller V and cornerback Bradley Roby, who have both been suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.