Even as Jaylon Johnson’s practice status went from full participation, to limited with a quad, to not practicing at all, the Chicago Bears’ top cornerback was listed as questionable to play in today’s game against the Houston Texans.
Unfortunately, Johnson’s status was downgraded once again as he is OUT for today’s game due to that quad issue. Johnson was one of six Bears players who are listed among the inactives for this afternoon’s game. And he might be the most important one, as his coverage skills are a key cog in the Bears’ defense. Trey Lance and Aaron Rodgers did what they could to avoid throwing in Johnson’s direction. And I imagine the Texans would’ve asked Davis Mills to do the same.
As for the entire list of inactive players, here you go:
It’s another week without Velus Jones Jr., but at least his progress appears to be on the upswing. No surprises elsewhere on the inactive list. Well, other than Johnson’s absence. I really hope the Bears don’t miss him that much. But throwing a rookie (Kyler Gordon) and a mix of backups (led presumably by Kindle Vildor) in Johnson’s place is asking to make up for a lot.
We’ll have more for you in Pre-Gamin’ momentarily.