Bears don’t expect broken hand to keep Leonard Floyd out of Week One

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Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd had surgery on his broken hand a little over a week ago and the feeling in Chicago is that he’ll be in the lineup against the Packers in Week One.

Floyd is expected to be back in practice next week and head coach Matt Nagy said he’s confident that Floyd will be able to play effectively even if he has a club on his right hand.

“I feel good that he’ll play,” Nagy said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’ll probably have that club on him, but he’ll be ready to play. … There have been some good players that have played with clubs. It prevents you a little bit from grabbing, but we feel confident he’ll be able to play.”

The Bears are looking for Floyd to play a leading role in their pass rush this season and it looks like the plan is for him to do that right off the bat regardless of whether he has the use of both hands.

9 responses to “Bears don’t expect broken hand to keep Leonard Floyd out of Week One

  1. Yeah, he will play. Wearing a “club” will limit his efficiency, but it is a divisional rivalry. All hands on deck. They will need all of them and more to beat Green Bay.

  2. “Get Shane Ray or Khalil Mack!”

    Two names that shouldn’t be put in the same sentence. That’s like saying “Get me a VW Jetta or an Audi R8!”

  3. xargscutgrep says:
    August 28, 2018 at 9:24 am

    “Get Shane Ray or Khalil Mack!”

    Two names that shouldn’t be put in the same sentence. That’s like saying “Get me a VW Jetta or an Audi R8!”

    _____________________

    Both are excellent football players that Bears could definitely use considering they’re very thin at OLB. Placing Khalil Mack opposite of Aikiem Hicks or Shane Ray opposite Floyd would be a solid move either way.

  4. I feel like the Bears are putting a hell of a lot of stock in guys like Irving, Roy Robertson-Harris and Kylie Fitts stepping up to fill the gap they were hoping a 100% Floyd would fill. Irving and RRH in particular have had solid preseasons but man… I’m not even factoring Aaron Lynch into the equation anymore, he’s the same underachieving out-of-shape guy he was in San Fran.

    To their credit they are trying to develop talent from within rather than buying other teams’ good players which was their M.O. for a long time and rarely worked out.

  5. RRH is going to be a stud…..Would be a great fantasy pickup…..

    He will not get double teamed because of the other players…..and he has rated out by Profootball focus as having of the best pre-seasons for a D Lineman…..

  6. Roy Roretson-Harris is a DL he backs up Bullard opposite of Hicks on the line.

    Kylie Fitts is an OLB and so is Irving.

    Not sure Bassplucker understands this, but I just wanted to clarify.

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