Here’s how the Bears list things for Sunday’s game.
- QB - Andy Dalton (Knee) - Out
- S - Tashaun Gipson Sr. (Hamstring) - Doubtful
- S - Eddie Jackson (Toe) - Questionable
- DL - Bilal Nichols (Back) - Questionable
- DL - Akiem Hicks (Illness/knee) - Questionable
- NT - Eddie Goldman (Knee) -
- OLB - Jeremiah Attaochu (Hamstring) - Questionable
- WR - Darnell Mooney (Groin) - Questionable
- WR - Marquise Goodwin (Ankle) - Questionable
We all already knew about Andy Dalton being ruled out, which means that Justin Fields will be making his first ever start at quarterback for the Bears. While it’s possible the Bears place Dalton on injured reserve tomorrow, they may not feel it’s a three week injury, and they could just keep him on the roster.
For today’s practice at Halas Hall, which is usually a good indicator on which players are trending in the right direction, neither Gipson nor Goldman practiced, but Goldman was limited on Wednesday and Thursday and seems like a true game time decision. Gipson missed the last two days so I don’t see him being able to go on Sunday.
Mooney was limited all week, but head coach Matt Nagy sounded like he’d be fine to play against the Browns, and Attaochu was limited the last two days after missing Wednesday’s practice.
Every other Bear on the injury list practiced in full on Friday and should be good to go.
For the Browns, they’ll finally have wide out Odell Beckham Jr. back for the first time since tearing his ACL last October, but they placed wide out Jarvis Landry on injured reserve this week.
Here’s how the Browns injury report reads.
- T - Chris Hubbard (Triceps) - Out
- LB - Sione Takitaki (Hamstring) - Out
- C - JC Tretter (Knee) - Questionable
- LT - Jedrick Wills Jr. (Ankle) - Questionable
Takitaki is their starting strong side linebacker.
Both questionable Browns were limited at today’s practice, but Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski believes they’ll both play.
For more of my thoughts on the injury lists from Chicago and Cleveland check out my quick T Formation Podcast here.