Sheesh. You play one game at MetLife Stadium and it all falls apart.
The first Bears injury report of Packers Week is not for the faint of heart:
Cornerback Kyler Gordon and safety Jaquan Brisker remain in concussion protocol. Last week, we saw Kindle Vildor (for Gordon) and DeAndre Houston-Carson (for Brisker) enter the starting lineup. Both figure to remain in those positions for as long as Gordon and Brisker are out with concussions. Then again, Kindle Vildor (ankle) was limited in practice. Because, sure, why not add more injured bodies to the list? And to think Eddie Jackson’s season-ending IR stint opens up another spot in the starting lineup. In other words, we could see *TWO* new starting safeties if Brisker isn’t back. Yikes.
Also unavailable for practice were offensive linemen Larry Borom (ankle/knee) and Riley Reiff (back), receiver Dante Pettis (illness), and quarterback Trevor Siemian (oblique). Reiff suffered what was disclosed as a shoulder injury during the Jets game, so him popping up with a back issue on this injury report is troublesome. As is the fact that his replacement (Borom) wasn’t practicing either. I suppose this would leave Alex Leatherwood or Michael Schofield as top options to replace him.
Justin Fields was limited, again. But at least Fields says he is feeling better.
Wide receiver Chase Claypool (knee) was like Fields in that he was practicing with limitations. An already uninspiring group of receivers is thinning out with the loss of Darnell Mooney to IR. So it’s not as if this position room can stand to lose anyone else for a long stretch of time. Claypool is set to take on a wave of targets with Mooney out for the rest of the year.
We’ll hope for better luck tomorrow.