Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy and safety DeAndre Houston-Carson were downgraded from “doubtful” to “OUT” according to Brad Biggs from the Chicago Tribune. Neither player made the trip to Philadelphia.
Bellamy has played the second most snaps of any Chicago wide receiver this season. He ranks second among Bears receivers in receptions (12) and yards (171), which illustrates just how terrible Chicago’s wideouts have been.
Houston-Carson — a player the Eagles tried to sign earlier this season — is a backup safety who mostly contributes on special teams (48.2% special teams snaps played). His absence isn’t insignificant; Houston-Carson leads the Bears in special teams tackles this season with nine. He also forced a fumble. Chicago’s special teams unit ranks 28th in DVOA.
The Bears are dealing with quite a few injuries heading into Sunday’s game. In addition to these two players being ruled out, starting inside linebacker Danny Trevathan is doubtful to play. The following starters are also questionable: defensive end Akiem Hicks, outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, offensive guard Kyle Long, tight end Deon Sims, and wide receiver Dontrelle Inman. Chicago also placed Leonard Floyd, who ranked second on the team in sacks, on injured reserve earlier this week.
For the Eagles, backup defensive tackle Beau Allen and backup tight end are questionable to play. Doug Pederson said they’ll be game-time decisions. Considering they didn’t practice much this week, it’d be a little surprising if they suit up.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT
DT Beau Allen (knee)
TE Trey Burton (back)
CHICAGO BEARS INJURY REPORT
WR Josh Bellamy (concussion)
S DeAndre Houston-Carson (ankle)
ILB Danny Trevathan (calf)
DE Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring)
DE Akiem Hicks (knee)
OG Kyle Long (ankle)
OLB Pernell McPhee
TE Deon Sims (illness)
WR Dontrelle Inman (groin)
OT Tom Compton (ankle)
DE Mitch Unrein (knee)
CB Bryce Callahan (knee)
QB Mark Sanchez (illness)