Bills Wesco (calf) is listed as out for Saturday's game versus Buffalo. Impact Wesco will miss his second consecutive game as he works to recover from a calf injury he sustained in Week 13 versus Green Bay. In his absence, Ryan Griffin should see more snaps as a blocker. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Kindle Vildor - Won't play vs. Buffalo Vildor (ankle) is listed as out for Saturday's game versus the Bills. Impact Vildor will miss his third consecutive game as he works to recover from a lingering ankle injury.
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Jaylon Johnson (finger/ribs) was also placed on injured reserve Friday, paving the way for Jaylon Jones and Kyler Gordon to garner major roles in Chicago's secondary. 3 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE Jaylon Johnson - Out for season The Bears placed Johnson (finger/ribs) on injured reserve Friday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports. Impact Johnson was forced to leave the Bears' Week 15 loss to Philadelphia early due to rib and finger injuries, but he logged full practices Tuesday and Wednesday, suggesting he was going to be fine moving forward. However, the third-year defensive back was downgraded to a limited participant Thursday and drew a questionable tag for Saturday's matchup against Buffalo.
In his absence, Jaylon Jones should again be in line for a significant role (and even some fantasy IDP utility) in Week 16. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Khalil Herbert - Will be activated for Week 16 Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said Herbert (hip) will be officially reinstated from injured reserve Friday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports. Impact Once the transaction is made official, Herbert will be back on the Bears' 53-man roster and thus eligible to make his return to action Saturday against the Bills after spending the minimum of four games on IR due to the hip issue.
Herbert was cleared to resume practicing with the Bears on Tuesday and has apparently responded well to his on-field work, so expect him to step back in as the top complementary option to David Montgomery, who will likely see his opportunities take a hit with Herbert back in the fold. While both Montgomery and Herbert were available over a six-game stretch from Weeks 5 through 10, Herbert averaged 9. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Jaylon Johnson - Downgraded to questionable Johnson (finger/ribs) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Bills. Impact Johnson was forced out with a pair of rib and finger injuries during Chicago's loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.
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Impact With Chase Claypool (knee) doubtful and Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion) out for Saturday's matchup, Webster will be elevated to the active roster for a second consecutive week. The undrafted wideout out of Eastern Washington caught two of three targets for 14 yards across 10 offensive snaps during last week's loss to Philadelphia, marking his first career NFL receptions.
Given Chicago's depleted wideout corps, Webster figures to garner a similar role in Week 16. 3 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE Kindle Vildor - Heads to IR The Bears placed Vildor (ankle) on injured reserve Friday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports. Impact Vildor was slated to miss a third consecutive game Saturday against the Bills due to an ankle injury, but he'll now be sidelined for the remainder of the 2022 campaign after landing on IR. He'll finish his third NFL season with 34 tackles, five pass defenses and one interception across 11 appearances.
The finger issue appears to be worse than initially thought, as coach Matt Eberflus said Johnson may be dealing with a broken ring finger after practice Thursday, per Adam Hoge of AllCHGO. com, but the exact extent of the issue remains unclear. Nonetheless, Johnson will be forced to miss Chicago's final three regular-season matchups after landing on IR. He'll end the 2022 campaign with 35 tackles, seven pass deflections, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery across 11 appearances. 3 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE Khalil Herbert - Comes off IR Chicago reinstated Herbert (hip) from injured reserve Friday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.
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Over the last six games in which both Montgomery and Herbert were available from Weeks 5 through 10, Herbert saw snap shares ranging between 22 and 41 percent and averaged 9. 3 carries per contest. 3 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE Cody Whitehair - Deemed doubtful for Saturday Whitehair (knee) is doubtful to play Saturday against Buffalo. Impact Whitehair hasn't practiced at all this week, putting his status for Saturday's contest in serious doubt. Fellow starting guard Teven Jenkins (neck) is also doubtful, so Chicago's offensive line will likely be significantly shorthanded in a tough matchup against the Bills. 20 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE Bills try to clinch AFC East against Bears, eye No. 1 seed The Buffalo Bills can clinch their third straight AFC East title when they meet the Bears in frigid Chicago on Saturday23 HOURS AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS Trevon Wesco - Won't play vs.
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5 targets). Herbert shouldn't be much of a threat to poach work from Montgomery on passing downs, but he'll likely earn more carries than the five per game that Darrynton Evans and Trestan Ebner combined for over the past four weeks. Even if the arrival of Herbert results in Montgomery forking over more snaps, there's a decent chance that both backs push for double-double digit touches against the Bills. Saturday's forecast in Chicago calls for sustained winds around 20 to 25 miles per hour as well as temperatures around 10 degrees Fahrenheit, which could prompt both teams to largely eschew intermediate and deep passes and favor the ground game more heavily. 3 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE Nsimba Webster - Elevated to active roster again Chicago elevated Webster from its practice squad to the active roster Friday ahead of Saturday's game against Buffalo, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.
While he initially seemed to be in the clear after logging full sessions both Tuesday and Wednesday, the cornerback then took a step back as a limited participant in practice Thursday. It appears the finger issue could be Johnson's biggest obstacle to playing Saturday, as Bears coach Matt Eberflus said that the 23-year-old has had one of his ring fingers in a brace and that he's unsure if it's a broken bone, according to Adam Hoge of AllCHGO. com. Should Johnson sit out, Jaylon Jones and Josh Blackwell would likely see increased playing time after Kindle Vildor (ankle) was already ruled out Thursday as well. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Teven Jenkins - Unlikely to play Saturday Jenkins (neck) was listed as doubtful on the Bears' final injury report ahead of Saturday's contest against the Bills. Impact Jenkins was carted off with a brace on his neck after going down during Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
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