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NFC North Standings

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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 3 0 0 0 0.0

Top Josh Blackwell News

  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Not ready to partcipate

    Blackwell (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Blackwell exited the team's loss to the Chiefs on Sunday with the injury and was unable to return. It appears the Duke product is still working to recover and will now turn his focus to being ready to return to the practice field Thursday.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Questionable to return Sunday

    Blackwell exited Sunday's contest against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury and is questionable to return.

    With Tyrique Stevenson also questionable to return with a hamstring injury, Terell Smith will see an ever bigger workload for the rest of Sunday's contest should neither corner return.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Practices fully Thursday

    Blackwell (hamstring) is practicing in full Thursday ahead of Sunday's Week 3 game against the Chiefs.

    Blackwell missed Week 2 against the Bucs. With slot CB Kyler Gordon (hand) on injured reserve, Blackwell should slide into that role versus Patrick Mahomes.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Ruled out Week 2

    Blackwell (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official website reports.

    No surprise here, as Blackwell originally received a doubtful designation. His absence could create more snaps at cornerback for the likes of Greg Stroman, Terell Smith and Jaylon Jones.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Doubtful Sunday

    Blackwell (hamstring) is listed as doubtful ahead of Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The second-year corner out of Duke was held out of Thursday and Friday's practices after participating in a limited fashion earlier in the week. If Blackwell were to miss Sunday's contest, Greg Stroman and Jaylon Jones would most likely see more opportunities in Chicago's secondary.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Signs tender with Chicago

    Blackwell signed his one-year tender with the Bears on Monday, Aaron Wilson KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Blackwell, who had been an exclusive rights free agent, now will officially return to Chicago for the 2023 campaign. The 2022 undrafted free agent played both on defense and special teams in 16 games last season and registered 23 tackles (16 solo). Blackwell should have a similar role heading into the upcoming season.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Ends season on injured reserve

    Blackwell ended the season with 23 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over 16 games played.

    Blackwell (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve ahead of Week 18. Through Week 12, he was primarily used on special teams, but afterward, he played at least 34 snaps on three occasions, and he recorded four or five tackles in each of those games. He's now a exclusive-rights free agent, but if the Bears retain him, he should compete for a depth role at cornerback during training camp.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Lands on injured reserve

    Blackwell (undisclosed) was placed on IR on Wednesday.

    It's unclear what injury Blackwell suffered or when it occurred. The 23-year-old played a season-high 40 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Lions, recording five tackles (three solo). He'll now focus on returning next season at full health.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Buford, GA
Age: 24
School: Duke
Experience: 2