Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky acknowledges the fans as he leaves the field after the Bears' win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night at Soldier Field.
Bears coach Matt Nagy was among those beaming for Daniel. Nagy noted Trubisky wanted to play, but the team is trying to be cautious when it comes to their quarterback. I hope he does. "That's the only thing that matters to us".
"I know that Chase, this is one of the reasons why he's here, if we get in a situation like this where we have to make a decision one way or the other", Nagy said.
Chase Daniel is expected to start the game while his backup figures to be Tyler Bray who was activated off the practice squad on Wednesday.
-Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters safety Eric Berry could make his season debut when his team returns to action following the bye week.
Trubisky was 23 of 30 passing for a career-high 355 yards with three touchdown passes in a 34-22 victory over Detroit on November 11, ending a three-game losing streak versus the Lions.
Berry suffered a torn left Achilles in the season opener last season and missed the remainder of the season.
The Bears did not announce the injury Monday until an injury report came out after a news conference. He's a little bit of a different player obviously, but he's still athletic. Jones has been ruled out of Thursday's game.
Two plays later, the Bears got creative with the playcalling. Daniel was sacked four times and finished with four yards on four carries but he still completed 27 of 37 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Maybe they'll have some time then to watch the replay of a victory more significant than any in the previous seven nonplayoff seasons. He threw a go-ahead, 10-yard touchdown pass to Taquan Mizzell in the second quarter and a 14-yard pass to Tarik Cohen in the fourth to give Chicago the lead again at 16-13. But after Miami got out to a 3-0 start, the quarterback struggled in the next two games, throwing for only 285 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in the two losses.
-The Philadelphia Eagles activated defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan from the non-football injury list, waiving defensive tackle T.Y. McGill in a corresponding move.
-The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed second-year tight end O.J. Howard on injured reserve, ending his season.
Those talking about the Vikings' 25-20 loss to the Bears on Sunday Night Football are probably discussing just how bad Kirk Cousins looked.