IRPernell McPhee
LB CHI (9)
1 month ago

The Bears placed McPhee (shoulder) on injured reserve Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

McPhee will be replaced on the 53-man roster by fellow linebacker Jonathan Anderson, who was signed in a corresponding move. Since inking a five-year, $40 million pact with the Bears in March of 2015, McPhee has had difficulty staying healthy, with a chronic knee issue hindering him in addition to the right shoulder injury he sustained in the Week 15 loss to the Lions. McPhee will wrap up the 2017 campaign with 21 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble across 13 appearances.

IRPernell McPhee
LB CHI (9)
1 month ago

McPhee (shoulder) is doubtful to return to Saturday's contest at Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

During the Lions' touchdown drive in the second quarter, McPhee blew up a screen play but promptly went to the sideline favoring his right arm. Now confirmed as a shoulder injury, he likely aggravated the issue that forced a one-game absence Week 14. Moving forward, he could be a weekly question mark for the final two outings of the season.

IRPernell McPhee
LB CHI (9)
1 month ago

McPhee (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

McPhee was held out of practice all last week and was inactive for Sunday's game in Cincinnati due to a shoulder injury, but he looks to be ready to go for Week 15 after putting together a full session Thursday.

IRPernell McPhee
LB CHI (9)
1 month ago

McPhee (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

McPhee was unable to practice this week due to the shoulder issue, so he never had a great shot at playing Sunday. His absence should leave more snaps available for fellow edge rushers Sam Acho, Lamarr Houston and Howard Jones.

IRPernell McPhee
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

McPhee was limited to one defensive series in Sunday's loss to the 49ers before exiting with what the Bears labeled as a shoulder injury, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was some fear that McPhee may have sustained a concussion after taking a blow to the upper body, but it appears that his shoulder absorbed the brunt of the contact. McPhee has mostly been bothered by knee issues off and on since signing a five-year contract with the Bears in March 2015, and now that he's dealing with an additional concern, it may make sense for the team to hold him out or at least limit his reps during the final four games of the season now that Chicago is officially eliminated from playoff contention.

IRPernell McPhee
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

McPhee is being evaluated for a possible head injury, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

McPhee took a blow to the head and will be out if it's determined he suffered a concussion. Sam Acho and Lamarr Houston will be the team's only active outside linebackers if McPhee is unable to return.

IRPernell McPhee
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

McPhee (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

McPhee was a late addition to the injury report after he practiced in full on Wednesday and Thursday but was held out entirely on Friday due to his knee injury. The issue doesn't appear to be too severe since he's playing. Look for Isaiah Irving to see a slight uptick in snaps if McPhee is limited at all during Sunday's contest.

IRPernell McPhee
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

McPhee tallied a sack and a tackle Sunday against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

McPhee was able to record a sack for the fourth time in the five games he's played this season. Despite averaging less than two tackles per contest, he's shown excellent ability to rush the passer, and although he has a worrisome floor, he's proven to be a strong IDP option while enjoying a healthy start to the season.

IRPernell McPhee
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

McPhee recorded a sack and two tackles in Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

In his first game against the team he played with for the first-four years of his career, McPhee made his mark by sacking Joe Flacco. He's notched a sack in three of his last four games, and although he offers very meager numbers in the tackle category, his ability to rush the passer gives him strong weekly IDP upside.

IRPernell McPhee
LB CHI (9)
4 months ago

McPhee notched a sack and three tackles in Thursday's loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Although Aaron Rodgers didn't drop back often in a game that had the Packers playing without their top-five offensive tackles, McPhee made the most of his chances by collecting one of two Chicago sacks. With sacks in back-to-back contests, McPhee is quickly becoming a sneaky IDP option.