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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 10-2-0
2-1-0 5-7-0
2-2-0 5-8-0
0-4-0 3-10-0

2022 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 10 0 0 0 0.0

Top Duke Shelley News

  • Vikings' Duke Shelley: Has key pass breakup

    Shelley played three snaps on defense in Sunday's win over Buffalo but had a key pass breakup in the end zone on the final series in overtime.

    Shelly was pressed into action when Akayleb Evans left with a concussion. It's a side note to a wild game, but the little-used Shelley likely saved the game by breaking up a touchdown pass intended for Dawson Knox. He could have a larger role next week if Evans is out.

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  • Duke Shelley: Waived by Chicago

    The Bears waived Shelley on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Shelley made the initial 53-man roster but was let go one day later following a plethora of waiver claims. The 2019 sixth-round pick saw an expanded role in each of his first three seasons with the Bears and registered career highs in tackles (37), pass defenses (three) and defensive snaps (385) in 2021.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Possibly on roster bubble

    Shelley may not have a slot cornerback role with both Kyler Gordon and Tavon Young potentially ahead of him on the depth chart, Park Hurley of BearGogglesOn.com reports.

    Shelley saw his snaps increase in each of his three years with the Bears. However, the team brought in Gordon and Young in the offseason, making it possible Shelley is left off the regular-season roster.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Returns from injury

    Shelley (heel) participated at OTAs last week, Alyssa Barbieri of USA Today reports.

    Shelley missed six of the final seven games of 2021 due to the heel injury, but he's back on the field for OTAs in Chicago. The 25-year-old is a favorite to start at cornerback after posting a career-high 37 tackles and three passes defensed last season, though he's still looking for his first career interception.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Inactive for season finale

    Shelley (heel) was inactive in Week 18 and ended the season with 37 tackles and three passes defensed.

    Although he posted the highest tackle total of his three-year career, Shelley was a very inconsistent fantasy producer. Should he be able to stay atop the Bears' depth chart at cornerback, he'd have potential as a solid floor option in IDP leagues. He's signed through the 2022 season, so he could find himself playing for his second NFL contract next year.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Won't play in finale

    Shelley (heel) is inactive Week 18 against the Vikings.

    Shelley was back in practice in a full capacity this week, but that won't be enough to prevent him from missing his fifth game out of the Bears' last six contests. Cornerbacks Thomas Graham and Artie Burns would be candidates to see extra snaps in his stead.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Full go Wednesday

    Shelley was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

    The cornerback was forced to miss Week 17 while dealing with a heel injury, but he'll return to the secondary for the Bears' season finale versus the Vikings on Sunday. Shelley has missed five of the last six games while dealing with injuries, limiting him to just 66 total snaps since the team's Week 10 bye.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Out for Sunday

    Shelley (heel) is out Sunday against the Giants.

    Shelley's absence Sunday will be his fifth in six games after he initially dealt with a hamstring injury. The third-year pro's absence will leave the Bears down a starting corner. Artie Burns will likely now step into that role.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Questionable for Week 17

    Shelley (heel) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Shelley returned to the field for last week's win over Seattle and totaled four tackles (three solo). However, he is dealing with a heel injury ahead of Week 17. If the 25-year-old is unable to play Sunday against the Giants, Artie Burns and Thomas Graham should see increased playing time.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Moves off IR

    Shelley (hamstring) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

    Shelley had been a productive enough nickel corner for the Bears earlier this season, but he hasn't played since Week 11. The 25-year-old is expected to start Sunday with Jaylon Johnson still on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Reverts back to IR

    Shelley (hamstring) was removed from the Bears' reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Shelley was designated to return from the Bears' injured reserve ahead of Week 15, but then the cornerback tested positive for COVID-19. The former Kansas State product will look to make his return to the field in Week 16 against the Seahawks as long as he's able to log some practice before the weekend.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 176 lbs
Birthplace: DeKalb, GA
Age: 26
School: Kansas State
Experience: 4