Report: Bears fear James Daniels is out for season

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The Bears won on Thursday night, but they may have lost a starting offensive lineman for the year in the process.

Left guard James Daniels injured his pectoral during the 20-19 win over Tampa Bay. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the team fears it is a season-ending injury.

Daniels will have an MRI on Friday in order to reach a final diagnosis. The 2018 second-round pick has started every game this season and the last 31 games that the Bears have played.

Alex Bars replaced Daniels for the final 31 offensive snaps on Thursday night. If he takes over for Daniels in Week Six against the Panthers, it would mark his first NFL start.

4 responses to “Report: Bears fear James Daniels is out for season

  1. Terrible news about the durable James Daniels. He missed only 1 play going back to the start of last season. Get well man. Meantime, we need some beef upfront that doesn’t get shoved into the backfield every single play. It does matter if you have Foles or a HOF QB, you gotta give your guy time to make his reads and step into the pass. The same goes for executing a running game.

  2. This is terrible news for the Bears offensive line. James Daniels is A VERY GOOD & extremely athletic movable interior offensive linemen. Taken in the 2nd round (39th overall) in the 2018 draft James is a guy I really wanted the AZ Cardinals to draft James but CHI beat them to the punch.

    2018 is the same season Arizona drafted 6″5-305pd very athletic starting Center Mason Cole who’s a very athletic pass/run blocker that moves very well. Mason Cole is an excellent pass blocker with a 76.1 pass blocking grade allowing 0 sacks on the season. Cole’s PFF grade fell to 60.0 overall after a bad game last Sunday by the OL but it had been 69.5 overall till then. The very next year AZ drafted 6″3-309pd Center Lamont Gaillard in the 5th rd which was a steal as evaluators where & are very high on him. Gaillard is a starting Center first but he is very good at OG to and will likely be a starting OG next season w/ Mason Cole already starting at C. Gaillard is a plus athlete w/ elite power/strength for a young guy & has a lot of power in his hands, Gaillard is a technician and has great technique.As a run blocker, he understands how to use his hips to block through defensive lineman and gain leverage. As mentioned earlier, he is a smooth athlete with a firm grasp on angles/leverage as a Center making him a good pass protector for a young guy.

    I would of loved to land James Daniels in round 2 in 2018 as with AZ hitting on Mason Cole one round later in the 3rd round at 97th overall. Daniels and Cole would of made for an excellent pairing inside for atleast the next 5yrs minimum.
    Hopefully AZ drafts LG high in the 2nd round which with Mason Cole at Center would really solidify AZ’s interior line.

  3. I always feel worse for the GIG guys than I do for the so-called skill position guys. Not sure why but heal up big guy.

  4. What’s with all these torn pectorals? You’d think NFL trainers would figure out a way to address these recurring injuries.

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