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Bears have waived LB Terrell Manning.

He was a practice squad player that barely saw playing time.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

30 Sep, 06:20 PMSource

Bears released WR Rashad Ross.

When the Bears promoted wide receiver Chris Williams from the practice squad to the active roster, someone had to go. Chicago decided to part ways with wide receiver Rashad Ross.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

30 Sep, 02:16 PMSource

Bears elevated WR Chris Williams to 53-man roster.

Bears released WR Chris Williams on September 16th but brought him back to the practice squad. Williams has impressive speed and could be a nice deep threat for the Bears offense especially if Brandon Marshall can't go this week for Chicago.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

30 Sep, 02:15 PMSource

Jared Allen rejoined team meetings, and said he needs to regain 12 pounds lost during pneumonia and rebuild strength to play this week.

Allen may need to stay off the field this week while he puts the weight back on and rebuilds his strength. It was reported that he lost 18 pounds in total, so that dramatic of a weight loss is going to take a serious toll on the body. Keep tabs on him this week, but the Bears are likely to make arrangements to play without him.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 09:46 AMSource

Jared Allen reportedly lost 18 pounds fighting pneumonia.

That's a pretty dramatic weight loss for a guy like Allen, so it';s going to take a little time for him to, not just put the weight back on, but regain his strength as well. Monitor is practice schedule during the week but don't be surprised to see a questionable tag on him all week.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

29 Sep, 02:47 PMSource

Coach Marc Trestman says Bears will take a good look at Brandon Marshall this week to make sure the ankle injury hasn't regressed.

Trestman is starting to think long-term and while Marshall has been available these last two weeks, he's probably been more of a decoy than anything else. If he stays limited at practice all week, there's a chance that Trestman opts to sit him if he thinks a week off will benefit the club in the long-run.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

29 Sep, 02:44 PMSource

Robbie Gould was successful in his lone field goal attempt and converted both his extra-point attempts during the Bears' loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Gould is now 5-for-5 in field goal attempts this season while converting all 11 of tries after touchdowns. Although Gould is practically automatic, he hasn't received many chances up to this point in the season making it hard to start him on a regular basis. For now he should remain a bye-week filler until he receive more consistency from him.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

29 Sep, 05:01 AM

Brandon Marshall caught two passes on six targets for 19 yards and a touchdown during the Bears' 38-17 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Marshall was questionable heading into Week 4, but managed to suit up for the Bears although his production was not up to par. He converted only two of his six targets, one of which was a six-yard touchdown and another being for only 13 yards. He has now recorded only 25 yards over his last two games and until his snaps stop being limited due to his ankle injury more outings like this are going to be on the horizon.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

29 Sep, 04:58 AM

Alshon Jeffery caught four passes on seven targets for 39 yards and a touchdown against the Packers on Sunday. He also rushed the ball once for 12 yards.

Jeffery was able to find the end zone for the first time this season in Week 4 despite finishing the week with his lowest yard total (39) on four catches. Although he has yet to live up to his hefty price tag from draft day, Jeffery remains a must-start in all formats as he continues to build a bond with Jay Cutler while Brandon Marshall remains limited with an ankle injury. Now would be a great time to buy-low if looking for wide receiver depth.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

29 Sep, 04:56 AM

Martellus Bennett caught nine passes on a team-high 11 targets for 134 yards during the Bears' 38-17 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Although Bennett failed to find the end zone for the first time this season, he managed to go over 100 yards for the first time as he continues to be the go-to target for Jay Cutler with Brandon Marshall banged up. Bennett is currently ranked second among fantasy tight ends in standard scoring leagues with 29 catches for 295 yards and four touchdowns and remains a must-start until he proves otherwise.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

29 Sep, 04:54 AM

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