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Bears could lose Marquess Wilson to fractured foot for start of 2016 season

Bears could lose Marquess Wilson to fractured foot for start of 2016 season

Sometimes it would be reasonable for Marquess Wilson to feel that if it weren’t for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all.
 
The fourth-year wide receiver left practice early on Tuesday after suffering what was confirmed Wednesday as a fractured foot — the same injury that landed him on injured reserve last December. The injury could cost him the start of the 2016 season — a situation that played out in 2014 when Wilson missed the first nine games of the season with a fractured clavicle suffered while diving for a pass in training camp.
 
The injury could land Wilson on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list to start the season, meaning missing at least the first six games.
 
“What exactly the extent as far as timetable coming back, we’ll keep you posted on that,” said coach John Fox. “Could be a possibility that he starts the season on PUP, but we won’t know those things yet from a timing aspect.”
 
Wilson, who had surgery on the foot after the injury last December, will have surgery on it this Monday.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

David Haugh, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel. The Bears lose a rough one in Miami as Matt Nagy goes conservative at the end zone. Does the rookie coach deserve all of the blame? Dave Wannstedt joins the guys to discuss.

Plus the guys discuss the Cubs’ newest hitting coach/scapegoat, Brandon Saad’s upcoming healthy scratch and Bobby Portis betting on himself this season. 

Listen here or in the embedded player below!

Akiem Hicks makes Pro Football Focus Team of the Week after strong game against Dolphins

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Akiem Hicks makes Pro Football Focus Team of the Week after strong game against Dolphins

The Bears defense was not its usual self in their overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The pass rush was minimal and tackling looked optional, and Brock Osweiler threw for almost 400 yards.

There was plenty of blame to go around, but a few individual defenders had success while their teammates struggled.

Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks made the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week for Week 6 with a 92.2 overall grade.

He recorded seven tackles that resulted in a defensive “stop,” the most of any defensive lineman according to PFF.

Chicago’s next highest-graded player was cornerback Kyle Fuller (78.2), who intercepted Osweiler twice but also missed two tackles.

Offensively, wide receiver Taylor Gabriel led the way with a 76.9 mark. PFF credited four of his five catches coming against Dolphins cornerback Torry McTyer in coverage.

Meanwhile, outside linebacker Khalil Mack had the lowest-graded game of his career (47.8), while linebacker Danny Trevathan (29.9) and safety Adrian Amos Jr. (47.5) each had their second-worst games.

Some of the Bears’ best players were at their worst in Miami. They’re going to need to get their act together for the New England Patriots on Sunday.