The middle of the Houston Texans defense took a hit Friday when nose tackle Shaun Cody, the inside anchor of the 3-4 front, was declared out with a rib injury believed to involve a punctured lung.
On offense, starting tight end Owen Daniels, a 2009 Pro Bowl selection and with a team-high five touchdown catches and 37 total, is a game-time decision with a back injury that had him very limited in practice Friday, Houston coach Gary Kubiak said.
It affects us a great deal because were very oriented with the versatility of those players, Kubiak said. Can we still go do everything we do? Yeah, we can. You get limited as far as freshness of guys or a nick and the game can throw you out of a lot of different things. But weve got to work through it.
Bears rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery practiced on a limited basis and is listed as doubtful (hand) but no one expects him or nose tackle Matt Toeaina (calf) to play against Houston. Maybe San Francisco for Jeffery.
Were excited about the progress hes made, and hes doubtful, coach Lovie Smith said. I cant really say much more than that. But we put him as doubtful instead of out.
Luke Stuckmeyer, David Kaplan and Tony Andracki break down the Kris Bryant trade rumors.
01:00 - How much truth is there to the "Will Kris Bryant be traded" story?
04:25 - Is there any package a team could offer that would give the Cubs what they value Kris Bryant at?
05:35 - Who is the most untouchable player on the Cubs roster?
08:55 - Will Kris Bryant be in Chicago long enough to wear a Cubs hat if he makes it to Cooperstown?
12:00 - Is Nolan Aranado a match in a possible trade for Bryant
16:00 - If MVP is Bryant's ceiling, what is his floor?
17:00 - Any players who had a shoulder issue like Bryant had who never bounced back?
19:00 - Would a Noah Syndergard for Kris Bryant trade make sense?
20:20 - Could Josh Donaldson be a target for the Cubs?
21:00 - Is all this Bryant talk much ado about nothing
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David Haugh, Chris Bleck and Tony Andracki join Kap on the panel
0:00- The guys dissect the Bears’ big win over the Lions, Mitch Trubisky’s best game as a pro and discuss expectations for Matt Nagy’s team as they get ready to face the Vikings.
19:00- Jimmy Butler is a 76er. Will he bring down that locker room as well?
23:00- Lauri Markkanen suffers a setback while Zach LaVine says he’s tired. After another loss, is it time for the Bulls to set their sights on the top of the NBA Draft lottery?
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