Jason Peters out, Roquan Smith questionable for Monday night

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Bears second-round pick Teven Jenkins is on track to make his first NFL start against the Vikings on Monday night.

The Bears ruled left tackle Jason Peters out on Saturday because of an ankle injury and head coach Matt Nagy said that Jenkins is set to step into the veteran’s position on the offensive line. Jenkins has played in the last two games after missing the first 11 games of the year after offseason back surgery.

“We’ll be able to help him out when we need to, and his mindset will be great,” Nagy said of Jenkins, via the team’s website. “It’s never easy having to jump into a game like that against a great defense with good defensive ends, so we’ll make sure that we’re doing everything we can to give him the best opportunity.”

Linebacker Roquan Smith (hamstring) is listed as questionable after going from limited to full practice participation on Saturday. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (ankle) is also listed as questionable after three days of full practices.

Defensive back Xavier Crawford (concussion) and defensive back DeAndre Houston-Carson (forearm) have been ruled out. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (foot) and defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga (shoulder, illness) are listed as doubtful.

6 responses to “Jason Peters out, Roquan Smith questionable for Monday night

  1. Doesn’t matter at this point. All the Bears coaches are dead men walking and whether they run the table or lose out there are going to be a lot of players leaving after this season as well. Thanks to Ryan Pace the incoming coach will have only a handful of good players to rebuild around, of which Roquan is one… so the less mileage he accumulates these last few games, the better.

  2. bassplucker is so right on and with such a bare player pantry and poor owner track record the already discarded bin will be the source of most people interested in the gig.

  3. bassplucker says:
    December 18, 2021 at 6:22 pm
    Doesn’t matter at this point. All the Bears coaches are dead men walking and whether they run the table or lose out there are going to be a lot of players leaving after this season as well. Thanks to Ryan Pace the incoming coach will have only a handful of good players to rebuild around, of which Roquan is one… so the less mileage he accumulates these last few games, the better.

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    You know as well as I do, the Bears are winning this game. They’re 5-1 against Minnesota over the past 3 seasons, the game is at Soldier Field, and it’s Kirk Cousins on Monday Night Football. Done deal.

    Now that doesn’t mean the Vikings won’t return the favor week 18 at the McStadium, because they will. Or they should. But the Bears are winning this one.

  4. Jason peters should have retired 4 years ago. Couldn’t stay healthy with the Eagles now can’t stay healthy with the Bears……he’s had a nice run though.

  5. off subject but also on point even if this year is total toast for the Bears:

    As a Bears fan watching Rogers today vs. the Ravens makes me realize 2 things:

    1. The Bears have no chances against the Pack until he hangs it up.
    2. I grow more and more amazed at all the Packer fan hate aimed at him given how much he has done for them on the field.

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