The Chicago Bears released their first injury report of the week, and it included one player who wasn’t on it last week.
Here it is:
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) December 2, 2019
Cornerback Prince Amukamara did not practice on Monday. I’ll be curious to find why Amukamara, when Head Coach Matt Nagy chats with the media on Tuesday.
It’s possible Amukamara was given a veteran’s day to rest and recover after the quick turnaround playing 134 of a possible 136 total snaps over the span of the last two games. We’ll see what Nagy has to say tomorrow,
As for the rest of the injury report, some more of the same.
- Linebacker Danny Trevathan remains a non-participant as he continues to recover from the elbow injury he suffered in Week 10 against the Lions.
- Tight end Ben Braunecker and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel are still in concussion protocol, which is keeping them off the practice field.
- Right tackle Bobby Massie also missed practice, as he is still working back from an ankle injury suffered in the team’s Week 11 win against the Giants.
The Bears did some interesting things without Braunecker and Gabriel to lean on, pushing the offense forward with an increase of four-receiver sets that didn’t feature a tight end. Along the offensive line, Cornelius Lucas III played all 65 snaps on offense in place of Massie. And Nick Kwiatkoski continues to hold down the fort while Trevathan is out of action.
But being without Amukamara when Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb are coming to town is less than ideal. So with that in mind, we will keep an eye on Amukamara’s status as we approach Thursday’s game.