Bears rookie linebacker Leonard Floyd was taken off the field on a stretcher after sustaining a neck injury against the Giants.
Late in the fourth quarter of the Bears' 22-16 loss to the Giants, Floyd attempted to make a tackle on running back Rashad Jennings. The crown of his helmet collided with the thigh of temmate Akiem Hicks.
Floyd was on the ground being looked at for a considerable time. Medical personnel loaded Floyd on to a back board before carting him off the field. He was then transported to a hospital via ambulance.
Head coach John Fox said after the game that Floyd was moving his extremities.
In eight games this year Floyd, who the Bears selected ninth overall, tallied 23 tackles and 5.0 sacks, with 4.5 of those coming the past three weeks.
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JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and Paul Aspan wonder if John Fox had a point about the Bears having the worst offseason in the NFL (1:00), then offer up some prop bets for the Bears in 2019 involving Eloy Jimenez's home runs and Khalil Mack's sacks (5:00), undrafted free agent rookies making the roster (10:00), when/if the Bears will cut a kicker during the season (12:45), running back production (16:30) and how many games Adam Shaheen will play (25:50).
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Under Center Podcast
The Bears battle for the 53-man roster doesn’t have many contentious positions entering training camp.
Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy brought back largely the same roster from their breakout 2018 season, finding replacements for the few players gone in free agency.
Outside of kicker, the entire starting lineup is pretty much set for Week 1, and the main competitions to stick with the team are at the bottom of the depth chart.
It leaves the roster with no notable veterans that stand out as candidates to be cut. ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson was asked to name one for an article, and he couldn’t come up with any.
He mentioned Taquan Mizzell, who made the move from running back to wide receiver this offseason, but as Dickerson pointed out “Mizzell is hardly a well-known commodity around the league.”
Former third-round pick Jonathan Bullard hasn’t lived up to his draft status, but the Bears have seemed comfortable keeping him around in a backup role.
The Bears roster has very little fat to trim. The only other player who could potentially qualify is cornerback Sherrick McManis, since the team has so many young players at his position, but he’s been working at safety to increase his value, and he’s one of the team’s best special teams contributors.
The trim down from the 90-man roster shouldn’t have too many significant surprises, which is why so much of the attention this offseason continues to go to the kicker position.