Down Bear: Left Guard Josh Sitton Is In NFL's Concussion Protocol

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Down Bear: Left Guard Josh Sitton Is In NFL’s Concussion Protocol

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One of Mitch Trubisky’s most talented offensive linemen is out of the game:

Josh Sitton, who has Pro Football Focus’ sixth-highest-graded guard and owns the 15th best pass protection grade among players at his position, is on the bench and in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Before the Bears released an injury update, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic tweeted Sitton was on the bench without a helmet – which suggests he was not likely to return soon.

The Bears offense has struggled to move the ball against a an aggressive Eagles defense. Chicago has been on the field for six offensive possessions and don’t have any first downs. Running back Jordan Howard has been limited to six yards on five carries, while Mitch Trubisky has completed just 5 of 9 passes for 27 yards and an interception.

Dontrelle Inman has one catch for 18 yards, making him the Bears’ leading receivers. However, Inman left the game in the second quarter with an apparent injury after failing to haul in a deep ball from Trubisky. Inman did walk off the field under his own power, but it’s worth noting Trubisky’s favorite target the last two weeks missed practice time this week due to a groin injury. We’ll continue to watch his status as this game goes on.


Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.