On Wednesday the Chicago Bears designated inside linebacker Dany Trevathan to return from injured reserve, which opens a three-week window for the team to activate him to the roster. He was placed on IR before the start of the season with a knee injury, and league rules dictate that players only need to spend three weeks on the shelf this season.
In Trevathan’s absence the Bears have been starting Alec Ogletree next to Roquan Smith at the inside linebacker spot. Ogletree has 12 tackles, a quarterback hit, and a pass defensed in three games thus far while playing 62% of the snaps on defense.
Last season Trevathan played in all 16 games for the Bears, and he racked up 113 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 QB hits, 5 PD, 1 forced fumble, and 1 sack while appearing in 78% of Chicago's defensive snaps.
Also on Wednesday the Bears revealed their first injury list of the week, and all eyes were on the QB1 and QB2.
Andy Dalton was listed as limited with that bone bruise to his knee and Justin Fields was a full participant with the hand he injured in the Browns game. Head coach Matt Nagy was playing coy about who will start this Sunday against the Lions, but the x-rays to Fields’ right hand were negative.
Nagy has said that once Dalton is able he’ll go back to QB1, but if by some chance neither quarterback is ready for Sunday then it’ll be the Nick Foles show.
Here’s Chicago’s full injury report from this afternoon’s practice.