Arguably the Cincinnati Bengals’ best player, wide receiver A.J. Green is iffy for Sunday’s playoff game in Indianapolis against the Colts. He didn’t practice on Friday and hasn’t cleared the league’s concussion protocol after suffering the injury in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Green can’t go, the pressure might double for the Bengals to win their first postseason contest since 1990.
I doubt that’s the deciding factor when Phil Emery sits down with Cutler’s representation after this season.
So let’s mock some folks who assess talent based on preseason spurts, shall we?
It didn’t take long for former Bears wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher to find a new home.
The Bears have waived wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher.
The following players are inactive for the Sunday afternoon’s game between the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers.
Bears’ inactives include wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, safety Jeremy Jones, guard Edwin Williams and defensive end Cheta Ozougwu.
Bears wide receiver Rashied Davis told the Chicago Tribune that he was released Wednesday morning, opening the door for Dane Sanzenbacher to make the 53-man roster.
With a big crowd on hand at Ward Field and a light mist falling at Monday night’s practice, things were bound to get a little chippy.
Davis has never been an elite wide receiver, but he is a key special teams performer, which immediately makes him the favorite to make the team as the team’s sixth wide receiver.
The bye week is over and the Bears are getting back to business. Let’s see what’s on your mind as the Bears get ready for a big matchup with the Eagles.
As he came to training camp, Sanzenbacher wasn’t sure if he would even make the team. Now, after three games, he’s caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Jay Cutler.
The reasons for the Bears’ inefficiencies are many, and shared. But, really. Somebody get open.
Jay Cutler crouched down on his knees, his head resting on the turf with his hands on both sides of his helmet as if his ears were ringing. That was after a blindside hit from Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins that was only the beginning of his misery in a 30-13 loss to New Orleans on Sunday.
Lance Briggs missed practice on Thursday with a knee bruise. He will not practice on Friday and will not play in the Bears’ second pre-eason game vs. the Giants on Monday.
Dane Sanzenbacher wanted to be a Bear even before the NFL Draft. After setting a number of records — including career receiving yards (2,808) and career receptions (151) — Sanzenbacher was labeled as one of those “fringe” guys before April’s draft.
Well, one preseason game is in the books and there is a lot to talk about. Let’s get straight to your questions:
Saturday provides the first opportunity to see what the Bears look like in game-situations. Here are some of the things that I’m interested in seeing Saturday.
What the Bears appear to be thinking is this: our problems last year were only a matter of personnel, and we have better parts in better places. We can run this system the way it was meant to run, last year’s struggles be damned.
Training Camp usually allows for good battles. Sometimes it’s two guys fighting for one job, but occasionally you get a solid battle between an offensive and defensive player.