Rapoport points out the Bears also have a bye in that timeframe, so Mack could have a whole month to recuperate his foot.
At the very least, Mack will not play this Sunday against the 49ers as the team tries to give him some rest.
It’d be a significant blow to the Bears defense to lose Mack, as he’d been having a rebound season in 2021 so far.
Mack, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Raiders back in 2014. Mack played out the final year of his four-year, $18,677,002 deal and the Raiders picked up his fifth-year option.
The Raiders later traded Mack to the Bears coming out of the preseason in a deal that included two first-round picks. Mack signed a six-year, $141 million extension that included $90 million guaranteed with Chicago.
In 2021, Mack has appeared in seven games for the Bears and recorded 19 tackles, six sacks and a fumble recovery. Pro Football Focus has Mack rated as the No. 32 edge defender out of 110 qualifying players.
We’ll have more on Mack as the news is available.