- According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the Bears currently have the highest chance to get the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, holding a 27 percent likelihood at this point time.
- HC John Fox said QB Jay Cutler will start in Week 3 if he is healthy. If he is not able, Jimmy Clausen will have the starting role, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
- It is worth mentioning that Cutler went down with a hamstring injury in Week 2 that was believed to require a two-week recovery.
While RB LeSean McCoy admits he has a lingering hamstring issue, he believes he will “be fine” to play in Week 3 against the Dolphins.
McCoy goes onto say that he is uncertain whether this injury will bother him for the duration of the season.
“We’ll see,” McCoy said. “We’ll see how everything works out. I hope not. Just got to get back into the flow of things. You know being there every down, blocking, running, catching, having my game wind up and actually feeling healthy. So I mean we’ll see. I hope it’s not a nagging injury.”
We will provide more information on McCoy‘s status as the news becomes available.
- HC Mike Pettine announced that QB Josh McCown will start over second-year QB Johnny Manziel in Week 3 against the Raiders, per Tom Reed of Cleveland.com.
WR Mike Evans does not believe he will perform on a “pitch count” in Week 3, as he has recovered from a hamstring injury that was keeping him in a limited role.
“Yeah, I’m looking forward to it,” Evans said, via Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. “I mean, as far as the pitch count goes, we won so I really don’t care. Obviously, I want to play, but it happened and I know I’ll pay more this game, so I’m excited about it.”
Evans should be expected to start on Sunday against the Texans.
- Adam Levitan believes that TE Ladarius Green will “almost certainly” be held out for Week 3, after it was revealed on Tuesday that he sustained his second concussion in just 11 days.