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Bears activate Damien Williams from COVID-19 reserve

The Bears’ first-string running back is still out, but they’re their second-string running back will return on Sunday against the Buccaneers. Chicago announced that running back Damien Williams has been activated off the COVID-19 reserve list. He will presumably start on Sunday, although it hasn’t much mattered this season who’s starting at running back for [more]

Fifty years ago, Lions WR Chuck Hughes died of heart attack during game

In 102 years of NFL football, only one player ever died during a game. Fifty years ago tomorrow, Lions receiver Chuck Hughes collapsed and died. The 28-year-old fell on the way back to the huddle after a play late in Detroit’s game against the Bears. Just a few plays earlier, Hughes had caught a 32-yard [more]

Week Seven injury report roundup: A.J. Brown, Tyrann Mathieu set to play

Week Seven of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Browns and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Jimmy Graham placed on COVID-19 list, Tashaun Gipson out for Bears-Bucs

The Bears had only one player listed as out on their final Week Seven injury report, but they’re going to be without another contributor due to COVID-19 protocols. Chicago declared safety Tashaun Gipson (hip) as out for Sunday’s matchup with the Buccaneers after he was limited on Wednesday and didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday. [more]

Antoine Winfield cleared but Bucs rule out Gronk, AB, Lavonte David, Richard Sherman

The Buccaneers got some good news on the injury front but are still down some key players for Sunday’s game against the Bears. The good news is that defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. has cleared the concussion protocol and will be active on Sunday. The bad news is that tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver [more]

Allen Robinson returns to limited practice, but Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks remain out

The Bears got receiver Allen Robinson (ankle) back to practice Thursday. He was limited after sitting out Wednesday. Robinson injured his ankle in Week 5 against the Raiders but played 56 snaps against the Packers and caught four passes for 53 yards. The Bears added defensive lineman Bilal Nichols to the practice report with a [more]

O.J. Howard limited in return to practice on Thursday

Tight end O.J. Howard was one of several Tampa Bay players who missed Wednesday’s practice. But he was back on the field for Thursday’s session. Howard (ankle) was a limited participant in practice, one of the only changes on Tampa Bay’s injury report. But his return to the field on Thursday is a good sign [more]

Tom Brady saw last year’s loss to Bears as an opportunity to learn from mistakes

One of the biggest mistakes of Tom Brady‘s career happened last year in Chicago, when he threw an incomplete pass on the Buccaneers’ last offensive play of the game, appearing to think it was third down when it was actually fourth down. The image of Brady holding up four fingers with a puzzled look on [more]

Former Michigan quarterback Tom Brady faces an Ohio State quarterback for first time

Sunday’s game between the Bears and the Buccaneers features not only the largest age gap between starting quarterbacks but also the first game for former Michigan quarterback Tom Brady against a former Ohio State quarterback. Amazingly, in 21 years as a starter, Brady has never started against an Ohio State quarterback. “Why is there not [more]

Bruce Arians doesn’t attend Buccaneers offensive meetings

Usually, a head coach attends the meetings relative to the side of the ball in which he built his expertise. For Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, that’s the offense. However, Arians says he doesn’t attend offensive meetings. Via JoeBucsFan.com, Arians recently told Colin Cowherd that Arians takes a hands-off approach to the offense. “I get [more]

Tom Brady (thumb) fully participates in practice

Last week, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady‘s thumb was an issue in practice. It wasn’t an issue during the team’s short-week game against the Eagles. This week, it wasn’t much of an issue for the first day of practice. Brady fully participated on Wednesday, but he was still listed on the report as having a thumb [more]

Jaylon Johnson posts on social media that Bears fined him $2,745 for being late

Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson is in hot water for being late, and may be in more hot water for complaining publicly about the consequences. Johnson posted a picture on social media of the letter that was sent to him informing him he had been fined. Johnson added his own commentary making clear he wasn’t happy [more]

Antonio Brown out of practice with sprained ankle

Wide receiver Antonio Brown wasn’t on the field at Buccaneers practice on Wednesday. Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said that Brown was held out of the session because of a sprained ankle. Brown was hurt in last Thursday’s win over the Eagles. Brown missed the team’s Week Three loss to the Rams while on the [more]

Olin Kreutz wants to punch Aaron Rodgers in the face

On Sunday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made his thoughts regarding the Bears known to their fans. Then, a former Bears player made his thoughts regarding Rodgers known. Olin Kreutz, appearing on WSCR radio in Chicago, said of Rodgers, “I’d like to punch him in his face.” “When you see that, that’s your first reaction, right?,” [more]

Tom Brady vs. Justin Fields is the largest age difference between starting QBs ever

In Sunday’s Buccaneers-Bears game, 44-year-old Tom Brady and 22-year-old Justin Fields will set a new NFL record for the largest age gap between starting quarterbacks. It’s not an old record. The previous record was Tom Brady vs. Mac Jones three weeks ago. Jones had just turned 23. Before Brady and Jones faced off, the record [more]

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