Bears

Sixers not changing gameplan after Rose injury

747979.png

Sixers not changing gameplan after Rose injury

The Sixers entered this first-round matchup with the Bulls as heavy underdogs, but things have changed with Derrick Rose's season-ending knee injury.

However, Doug Collins' squad doesn't plan on changing their strategy.

Phildelphia is already down one game and the Bulls have home-court advantage, so the odds haven't exactly changed hands, especially if things go as Collins predicts.

Our guys know its going to be a very emotional game for the Bulls, Collins said. Im sure theyre going to try and hit us hard early and I think the first five minutes will be emotion and the next 43 will be execution. Usually in big games thats what happens especially in emotional games.

One change that could come is the insertion of Evan Turner into the starting lineup, however. They also may rely more heavily on center Spencer Hawes.

For more from the Sixers, CSNPhilly.com's John Finger and Dei Lynam have their fingers on the pulse of the beat at SixersTalk.

Alvin Kamara officially out for Week 7 game at Bears

kamara-1018.jpg
USA TODAY

Alvin Kamara officially out for Week 7 game at Bears

The Bears are getting good news on their injury report, but the Saints definitely are not.

While it sounds like Mitchell Trubisky will return for the Bears, the Saints will be missing both of their backfield starters for Sunday’s game at Soldier Field.

Quarterback Drew Brees was already known to miss the game, but now running back Alvin Kamara is officially listed as out with an ankle injury. Kamara had 11 carries for 31 yards and seven receptions for 35 yards in last week’s 13-6 win at Jacksonville, but won’t take on the Bears.

The 24-year-old has 373 rushing yards and 276 receiving yards this season.

Latavius Murray is expected to fill in for Kamara as the starter. Murray has the same 4.3 yards per carry average as Kamara so far this season.

Brees has been out since injuring his thumb in a Week 2 loss at the Rams. Teddy Bridgewater has gone 4-0 as the starting quarterback, but won’t have the threat of Kamara behind him on Sunday.

On top of that, starting tight end Jared Cook is also out with an ankle injury. Cook has 15 receptions for 168 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of the Bears.

 

Bears injury report: Mitchell Trubisky still listed as questionable after three straight days of full practice

trubisky-broncos.jpg
USA TODAY

Bears injury report: Mitchell Trubisky still listed as questionable after three straight days of full practice

Everything leading into Week 7’s Bears-Saints game makes it sound like Mitchell Trubisky will make his return under center, but officially he’s still questionable.

Trubisky still has that designation despite being a full participant in practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Trubisky has missed the past two games with a left shoulder injury.

Defensive tackle Bilal Nichols and offensive lineman Ted Larsen are also questionable. Nichols was limited in practice on Friday with hand and knee injuries. Larsen was a full go in practice on Friday with a knee injury after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday.


Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe are listed on the injury report, but expected to play.