The Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills will play in a special Christmas Eve game at Noon from Soldier Field, and the Bears could surely use some healthy players from Santa Claus this weekend. This is one of Chicago’s largest injury reports this season, and there will be several lineup changes made on Saturday.
But before the bad news, there was good news out of Halas Hall today as head coach Matt Eberflus confirmed that running back Khalil Herbert would be activated to play against the Bills. It’ll be good to get his 6.0 yards per carry back in the lineup, but as for who’ll be blocking for him, that’s to be determined.
Bears Week 16 Injury Report:
- Equanimeous St. Brown, WR (Concussion) - Out
- Trevon Wesco, TE (Calf) - Out
- Chase Claypool, WR (Knee) -Doubtful
- Teven Jenkins, RG (Neck) - Doubtful
- Cody Whitehair, LG (Knee) - Doubtful
UPDATE: On Friday, the Bears placed cornerbacks Jaylon Johnson and Kindle Vildor on injured reserve.
All three doubtful Bears have not been practicing, so I expect all three to be inactive this Saturday.
Coach Eberflus said that Michael Schofield III is in line to start at one of the guard spots and that Larry Borom has been working at guard this week at practice and that they’ve liked what they’ve seen.
Bills Week 16 Injury Report:
- Boogie Basham, DE (Calf) - Out
- Mitch Morse, C (Concussion) - Out
- Jordan Phillips, NT (Shoulder) - Questionable
- Ed Oliver, NT (Calf) - Questionable
Both Phillips and Oliver were limited today, but Oliver’s injury just popped up during practice.
Morse starts for Buffalo at center, and he’s started every game he’s ever played in going back to 2015 (108), so his presence will be missed.
We got more in-depth on these injury reports on our 2nd City Gridiron YouTube channel as Mason West and Danny Meehan went live for their Bear Bones.