Chicago Bears Would Face Vikings Without Herbert, Johnson, and Homer

Chicago Bears Would Face Vikings Without Herbert, Johnson, and Homer

  • Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert has been placed on injured reserve due to a right ankle injury sustained during a game against the Washington Commanders. Herbert was the team’s leading rusher in the early part of the season.
  • Herbert’s absence leaves the Bears with a depleted backfield, relying on D’Onta Foreman, Darrynton Evans, and fullback Khari Blasingame.
  • The Bears have made several roster moves, including signing quarterback Nathan Peterman and preparing to fill a vacant roster spot with cornerback Kyler Gordon, who has returned to practice after a four-week stint on injured reserve. Coach Matt Eberflus is excited about Gordon’s potential impact in the nickel position.

Oct.14 : Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert has been placed on injured reserve due to a right ankle injury he sustained in the game against the Washington Commanders. Herbert, who was the leading rusher for the Bears in the first five weeks with 272 yards, suffered the injury while catching a pass from quarterback Justin Fields during Week 5. Despite the awkward bend of his right leg, he initially continued to play briefly before leaving the game.

Herbert did not participate in practice during the team’s preparation for the upcoming game against the Minnesota Vikings. He will be eligible to return before the Bears’ Week 10 matchup with the Carolina Panthers. With Herbert sidelined, the Bears’ backfield will rely on tailbacks D’Onta Foreman and Darrynton Evans, who was recently signed from the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad. Fullback Khari Blasingame is also part of the backfield.

In addition to Herbert’s injury, rookie Roschon Johnson (concussion) and Travis Homer (hamstring) are also unavailable for the upcoming game against the Vikings after sustaining injuries in the game against Washington.

The Bears have made several roster moves, including placing wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown on injured reserve and signing quarterback Nathan Peterman from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. This leaves a vacant spot on the roster that is expected to be filled by cornerback Kyler Gordon, who has returned to practice after a four-week stint on IR. Coach Matt Eberflus expressed excitement about Gordon’s return and praised his performance during practice, particularly in the nickel position. Gordon’s positive energy is a welcomed addition to the team.

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  • I don’t think the title of your article matches the content lol. Just kidding, mainly because I had some doubts after reading the article.

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