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Down Bear: A First Look at Some Injured Players Ahead of Thursday’s Preseason Opener

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You’ll have to excuse head coach John Fox and GM Ryan Pace for their unbridled optimism and excitement about the fresh and healthy start to 2017.

Unfortunately, it just didn’t last long, as Pernell McPhee’s placement on the PUP list was an inauspicious start for a team that finished with 19 players on injured reserve last season. Injuries are unavoidable in football, but they’re worrisome – especially after seeing how they ravaged a team with depth issues such as the 2016 Bears.

While the Bears aren’t obligated to issue an injury report until leading into the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons, several key players went into the weekend on the mend:

It will be interesting to see who’s in and who’s out early this week as the team prepares for its first preseason contest.


Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.