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Cowboys injury update: TE Geoff Swaim could miss some time; DE Randy Gregory had knee surgery Tuesday

FRISCO -- Cowboys starting tight end Geoff Swaim could miss some time after spraining his medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Sunday's loss at Washington.Swaim won't practice during the bye week, coach Jason Garrett said, and was undergoing an MRI test Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury."Hopefully it bears itself out where it's shorter rather than longer," Garrett said.Swaim is second on the team with 205 receiving yards on 19 catches. He was injured catching a pass late in the loss to the Redskins.In other injury news, Cowboys Pro Bowl right guard Zack Martin also...

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The Bear’s Den Open Thread, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Here’s an open thread for you to spill the beans about what you think! The Bear’s Den Open Thread Denmaster Ken is recovering from surgery (broken ankle) and is unavailable to grab links for you today put together these links while zonked out of post-surgical anesthesia... and he’s not in the mood to re-do the entire thread, so here’s an open Den for you to talk about all things Chicago Bears plus your daily links. Let’s not forget to share the love to our good friends, the Packers Cheezeheads. Bear Down!!!! BEARRRRRSSSS Ellis: No, it actually doesn’t make sense for the...

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5 running backs the Patriots might consider as short-term replacements for Sony Michel

New England’s starting running back is considered week-to-week with a knee injury. The New England Patriots and starting running back Sony Michel received encouraging news yesterday: after the first-round draft selection went down with a serious-looking knee injury in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, an MRI found no structural damage. While the 22-year old is still expected to miss some time because of the injury and is considered week-to-week, he will return at one point down the line. The Patriots need to replace Michel in the meantime, and it will not be an easy task: the...

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What’s the Patriots’ plan with Rob Gronkowski moving forward?

How should the Patriots handle their superstar tight end? Rob Gronkowski sat out this week against the Bears, and he clearly hasn’t been right for a few weeks, if at all this year. So what do the Patriots do with Gronk now? When healthy, he’s the best tight end in the game, and maybe the single most unstoppable player as well. But, he has a history of injuries lingering for him. Should the Patriots let him rest and try to heal and sacrifice now in an attempt to keep him healthy for the postseason? First off, this is why every other fan base hates us. The Patriots have played seven games...


Patriots RB Sony Michel suffers knee injury vs. Bears

New England Patriots rookie running back Sony Michel hurt his knee during Sunday’s 38-31 road win over the Chicago Bears and was forced to miss the rest of the game, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. RB Sony Michel has a knee injury, per the team. The club announces his return as questionable at this […] The post Patriots RB Sony Michel suffers knee injury vs. Bears appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Patriots vs Bears snap counts: James White, Kenjon Barner step up in light of Sony Michel’s injury

Some notes on the Patriots’ snap count numbers from their win over the Bears. The New England Patriots needed every single play available to defeat the Chicago Bears during yesterday’s hard-fought meeting between the two teams. And with the exception of backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, they also needed every player on their active game day roster to ensure the 38-31 victory – the Patriots’ first on the road this year. With all that in mind, let’s take a look at the snap count numbers from the game: James White and Kenjon Barner pick up the slack after Sony Michel’s injury When...

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Injury update: Sony Michel’s knee injury not considered serious

Good news out of Foxboro. One of the biggest stories coming out of the New England Patriots’ 38-31 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday was the injury status of running back Sony Michel. The rookie was hurt early in the second quarter during a running play: he stayed on the ground after getting awkwardly twisted during the tackle attempt and had to be helped off the field. Michel was subsequently declared “out” after he was carted to the locker room. The injury looked bad but initial reports were actually rather encouraging: Michel’s injury was not expected to be season-ending,...


Report: Patriots RB Sony Michel’s knee injury not expected to be ‘overly serious’

The New England Patriots’ win over the Chicago Bears came at quite a cost after Sony Michel suffered a serious-looking knee injury. The rookie running back got twisted up as he was being tackled during a first-half run. He had to be carted to the locker room and did not return. Michel is set to […] The post Report: Patriots RB Sony Michel’s knee injury not expected to be ‘overly serious’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Injury update: Cautious optimism surrounds Sony Michel with MRI results pending

An MRI will tell more about his injury, but early reports are encouraging. One of the worst moments of the New England Patriots’ 38-31 win over the Chicago Bears yesterday was running back Sony Michel staying on the ground after a tackle early in the second quarter. The first-round rookie, who lost the football in the process of going to the ground, got his leg twisted awkwardly and afterwards had to be assisted off the field and later carted to the locker room. New England quickly announced that he would not return to the field and that he had suffered a knee injury. The extent of the...

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Sony Michel injury puts a damper on Patriots’ win over Bears

The impressive rookie hurt his knee early in the second quarter yesterday. For a franchise record fourth straight game and despite going against one of the NFL’s best scoring defenses, the New England Patriots offense was able to break the 38-point barrier. There was a lot to like about the team’s offensive performance during its 38-31 win over the Chicago Bears – from Josh Gordon’s 100-yard output to the offensive line slowing down a ferocious pass rush. However, one play puts a damper on the entire victory. Coming out of the timeout between quarters one and two, the Patriots...


Patriots news: Team believes Rob Gronkowski has a short term injury

Prior to Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, the New England Patriots made the decision keep Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski out of the mix due to issues pertaining his back. According to Michael Giardi of The NFL Network, Gronkowski was reportedly suffering from back spasms on Friday that led to him inactive designation […] The post Patriots news: Team believes Rob Gronkowski has a short term injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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With hand injury nearly healed, excuses running out for Leonard Floyd

Time is running out for the ninth pick in the 2016 draft to pick up the slack. Through six games, Chicago Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd has zero sacks and just one quarterback hits. Entering this season, it seemed as though there were very few defensive players - if any - Who would benefit from the addition of Khalil Mack more than Chicago’s 2016 first-round pick. After two solid yet on spectacular professional seasons, having an elite pass rusher playing alongside him would seemingly give him the chance to wreck havoc with an increase in one-on-one blocking opportunities. As of...

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New England Patriots, Sony Michel dodge bullet: 3 short-term RB options

The New England Patriots received some good news Monday in regard to rookie running back Sony Michel and the injured knee he suffered in Sunday’s 38-31 victory. The New England Patriots not only escaped Chicago with a 38-31 victory over the Bears, they also avoided a serious injury to rookie running back Sony Michel. It […] New England Patriots, Sony Michel dodge bullet: 3 short-term RB options - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!

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9 takeaways from the Patriots 38-31 victory against the Bears

Instant analysis from New England’s victory over Chicago The New England Patriots earned their fourth consecutive win and fifth victory of the season to stay atop the AFC East, defeating the Chicago Bears 38-31. The Patriots overcame a lot of injuries to win in decisive fashion. Here’s what we learned. The Patriots are in trouble at running back Sony Michel left the game early after a leg injury and was declared OUT after halftime. If Michel is unable to play, and at first glance it wouldn’t be surprising if he were out for a couple weeks, the Patriots would need to add another...

Khalil Mack (Ankle) Will Be Hobbled In Week 7 vs. The Patriots

Chicago Bears star outside linebacker Khalil Mack will be fighting through an ankle injury in his team's Week 7 matchup with the New England Patriots at Soldier Field. NESN.com's Doug Kyed & Zack Cox discuss the impact of the injury. For more: http://nesn

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Patriots' Gronkowski out vs. Bears

The New England Patriots have ruled out tight end Rob Gronkowski against the Chicago Bears because of ankle and back injuries.

Chicago Tribune

Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson active for the Bears; Rob Gronkowski ruled out for the Patriots

Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack will play Sunday against the Patriots at Soldier Field despite battling a right ankle injury all week in practice. Mack suffered the ankle injury in the first half of the loss to the Dolphins last week, but he played through it in the second half. He missed...

The Republican

Sony Michel injury: New England Patriots back won't return after second quarter knee injury vs. Chicago Bears

Sony Michel's day is over. There's no news how much the New England Patriot running back's knee injury will affect him in future weeks.

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What the Patriots offense has to do to beat the Bears

Three keys to the game for New England’s offense. The New England Patriots offense showed some encouraging progress over the last three games. Scoring 38, 38 and 43 points during their current three-game winning streak, Tom Brady and company appeared to have finally found their rhythm after an inconsistent start to the season. Today, however, the unit will face its biggest challenge since the Jacksonville Jaguars defense in week two: a Chicago Bears team that ranks fourth in the league after allowing just 19.2 points per game so far. New England – shorthanded due to injuries suffered by...


Patriots news: Sony Michel, Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon all expected to play

The New England Patriots will face the Chicago Bears without star tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been ruled out due to his nagging injuries. Gronkowski had been listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, along with wide receivers Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman, and Sony Michel. However, all three are expected to play despite their […] The post Patriots news: Sony Michel, Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon all expected to play appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Patriots RB Sony Michel carted to locker room after getting twisted up in tackle

If you’re not fond of gruesome injury videos, this next part is not for you. In the New England Patriots game against the Chicago Bears, running back Sony Michel suffered a leg injury and looking at the footage, it seems to be serious. The injury occurred with the Patriots driving down 10-7. Michel fumbled on […] The post Patriots RB Sony Michel carted to locker room after getting twisted up in tackle appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Patriots downgrade three more players to “out” before game versus Bears

New England has only one tight end available today. When the New England Patriots kick off their week seven game against the Chicago Bears at 1:00 p.m. ET today, they will have only one healthy tight end available: Dwayne Allen, who is known more for his blocking than his pass catching after registering a mere 11 catches in his 1.5 seasons in New England. Today, however, Allen will be the Patriots’ number one – and only one – player at a position that has been decimated by injury. Rob Gronkowski was not on the flight to Chicago with his teammates yesterday and has been downgraded from...


Big plays fuel Patriots' 38-31 win over Bears

CHICAGO — The Patriots committed a handful of highly uncharacteristic errors in their third road game of the season.They also delivered a handful of unbelievable highlights.The final tally: A Cordarrelle Patterson fumble, a Cordarrelle Patterson 95-yard touchdown (complete with a pre-score high-five), a flurry of penalties by rookie cornerback J.C. Jackson, an interception by J.C. Jackson, a seasons worth of rushing yards for Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, a ridiculous interception by Jonathan Jones, the teams first blocked punt for a touchdown since 1996, a nasty-looking knee injury...

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Patriots vs Bears: Sony Michel leaves game after suffering serious-looking knee injury

New England appears to have taken a major hit. The New England Patriots started well into their week seven game against the Chicago Bears, but it took a quick turn for the worse late in the first quarter. First, Cordarrelle Patterson lost a fumble on a kickoff return that was turned into a Chicago touchdown and 10-7 deficit for New England. Then, on the first play of the second quarter, it was rookie running back Sony Michel to cough up the football. The fumble, however, is the least of New England’s concerns at the moment: Michel, who has taken on a vital role in the team’s offensive...


Rob Gronkowski Won’t Play In Patriots-Bears Game Due To Back Injury

The New England Patriots are down another key offensive weapon again. The Patriots downgraded tight end Rob Gronkowski to out... Read More »

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Rob Gronkowski doesn’t travel with Patriots, highly unlikely to play against Bears

New England’s tight end will miss the game against the Bears. While the New England Patriots already ruled out their starting right tackle Marcus Cannon yesterday due to a concussion, a second high-profile player will likely join him on the inactives list against the Chicago Bears tomorrow: tight end Rob Gronkowski. On yesterday’s final injury report of the week, the 29-year old was listed as questionable to play due to an ankle injury and also a new back issue. As a result of his ailments, Gronkowski did not make the trip to Chicago with his teammates according to the Boston Globe’s...

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Rob Gronkowski unlikely to play Sunday vs. Bears

The Patriots have several offensive weapons, but they may be without their most dominant one against the Bears. The Chicago Bears may be dodging a bullet on Sunday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Saturday that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not travel with the team to Chicago and is unlikely to play this week. Gronkowski appeared on the injury report on Friday with a back injury. Through six games this year, the five-time Pro Bowler has 26 receptions, 405 yards and a touchdown. He leads the Patriots in receiving yards, and he sits in second place on the team in...

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Chicago Bears: Hobbled Khalil Mack gets back up right tackle

The Chicago Bears come into their matchup with the New England Patriots concerned about the health status of Khalil Mack. However, more concerning is the Patirots issue at right tackle Khalil Mack is dealing with an ankle injury. We saw it impact his productiveness in the loss to the Miami Dolphins where the Dolphins sat […] Chicago Bears: Hobbled Khalil Mack gets back up right tackle - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Rob Gronkowski doesn't travel with Patriots to Chicago, 'highly unlikely' to play Sunday: reports

Tom Brady might be without one of his favorite targets Sunday when the Patriots face the Bears at Soldier Field. Four-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski did not travel with the Patriots to Chicago because of a back injury, according to the Boston Globe. Gronkowski, who was limited in practice...