PPernell McPhee LB CHI 3 months ago

McPhee (knee) may not be at full speed for the Bears' April offseason program, but is expected to be fully ready for training camp, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McPhee had five sacks in the Bears first seven games last season before missing two games and missing significant snaps in the last six games he played due to the knee injury. If he can remain healthy in 2016, he should continue to not only pressure the quarterback, but also be an asset against the run.

PPernell McPhee LB CHI 5 months ago

McPhee (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Bears have been listed McPhee as questionable to play in advance of the last three games, but once again, he'll be available to suit up. However, the Bears continue to limit McPhee's snaps to reduce the strain on his knee, so he doesn't make for an attractive IDP target for the Week 17 slate.

PPernell McPhee LB CHI 5 months ago

McPhee (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McPhee has received limited snaps while playing in four of the Bears' last five games, and that will likely be the case again Sunday. Because of his decreased workload, McPhee isn't a high-quality IDP option for Week 16.

PPernell McPhee LB CHI 5 months ago

McPhee (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Listed as questionable heading into the week after missing the Bears' previous game, McPhee was able to participate in a limited fashion in each of the team's three practices. That was enough for coach John Fox to sign off on the linebacker's return, but there remains a possibility that McPhee could see a lower-than-normal snap count if he's not yet 100 percent healthy. The Bears have received good production from Willie Young and Lamarr Houston in recent games, and both figure to remain prominent figures in the rotation at the position even with McPhee now available again.

PPernell McPhee LB CHI 5 months ago

McPhee (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McPhee returned to limited practices this week, perhaps giving him a chance to return after missing just one game. His return would likely provide a sizable boost for the shaky Chicago defense, as McPhee is the best player in the team's front seven when he's healthy.

PPernell McPhee LB CHI 5 months ago

McPhee (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Bears will start Willie Young at one of the outside linebacker spots in McPhee's place, according to ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson. After an excellent first half of the season in which he recorded five sacks, McPhee's productivity has really tailed off over the last several games, due in large part to the ongoing knee problems that have frequently limited him in practice. The pain in McPhee's knee was too much for him to even get on the field in any capacity during practices this week.

PPernell McPhee LB CHI 6 months ago

McPhee (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Even with McPhee's production tailing off the last few weeks, this is still a huge loss for the inconsistent Chicago defense. He's easily the best player in the team's front seven, but the Bears do at least have solid depth at outside linebacker. Lamarr Houston, Willie Young and Sam Acho are all candidates to take on some of McPhee's snaps.

PPernell McPhee LB CHI 6 months ago

McPhee (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After carrying the Bears defense on his back for the first half of the season, McPhee has seen his productivity decline of late, which may be due in part to the lingering knee concern. He only missed one of the Bears' last four games due to the issue, but in the three contests he played, McPhee recorded no sacks and a combined total of nine tackles. Though he was able to fully practice Friday, it's difficult to trust that he's healthy enough to represent an attractive IDP option.

PPernell McPhee LB CHI 6 months ago

McPhee (knee) is active Sunday against the Broncos.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McPhee (knee), who did not play in Week 10, returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, which was apparently enough to get him back on the field. He has three sacks in his last four games.

PPernell McPhee LB CHI 6 months ago

McPhee (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Competitive Edge Analysis

According to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, McPhee suggested that he should be able to play, after returning to practice on a limited basis Friday morning. Despite missing Sunday's win over the Rams, McPhee has more than lived up to his sizable contract. If he does miss the game, it'll be good news for every member of the Denver offense.