There were some good vibes emanating from our general vicinity while thumbing through Tuesday’s injury report. That’s because wide receiver Chase Claypool and offensive lineman Teven Jenkins were limited participants in the Bears’ walk-through simulating practice. One day later, those vibes aren’t as vibrant.
Unfortunately, Claypool and Jenkins were downgraded on Wednesday’s injury report. Both players went from “limited” on Tuesday to not practicing at all on Wednesday. This isn’t unsurprising, mind you. Claypool didn’t practice at all last week due to the knee injury that is lingering from the Bears’ Week 13 loss to the Packers. As for Jenkins, he is just days removed from suffering what looked to be a gnarly neck injury. All in all, I think it is wise that the Bears pulled back on two key pieces of the offense whose health moving forward is paramount.
As for the rest, you can check out the injury report in its entirety below:
If it’s any consolation, there are a bunch of “full” practice participants who are on the injury report. Among the most notable from that group are offensive lineman Larry Borom (knee), cornerback Jaylon Johnson (finger/ribs), defensive lineman Justin Jones (illness), offensive lineman Riley Reiff (illness), and receiver N’Keal Harry (back). All things considered, we’ve seen rougher days while following the injury report in the past.
Even still … it is a bummer to see Jenkins and Claypool take a step back. Although, it makes sense in the big picture. We’ll re-visit the situation tomorrow after the week’s final injury report posts.