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  • Vikings' Duke Shelley: Starting role down the stretch

    Shelley posted 31 tackles (23 solo) and an interception over 11 games during the 2022 regular season. Shelley opened his first campaign with Minnesota in a limited role on special teams, and he did not even appear in six of the first eight games. However, he stepped up into a starting role with cornerback Cameron Dantzler (ankle) sitting out all but two of the team's final nine regular-season games. In the process, Shelley logged a career-high eight passes defended over that span, including the first pick of his career in Week 18 against Chicago. He also posted six more tackles and another pass defended while playing every defensive snap in the Vikings' wild-card loss to the Giants. Shelley is now set to become an unrestricted free agent for the second year in a row.
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  • Vikings' Duke Shelley: Starting Saturday

    Shelley is in line to start at cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson in Saturday's matchup with the Giants, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Shelley is getting the start in place of Cameron Dantzler (ankle). As a result, he will presumably see a bigger snap count than usual. Also, Kalon Barnes, Chandon Sullivan and Kris Boyd could see some extra snaps providing depth in the secondary.
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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: 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: 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: Designated to return

    Shelley (hamstring) was designated to return from injured reserve Thursday, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Shelley has missed the last three games due to a hamstring injury, but he'll be able to return to practice ahead of Monday's game against the Vikings. Since Artie Burns (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Shelley could see additional playing time if he's activated from injured reserve prior to Monday's contest.
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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Won't return Sunday

    Shelley (hamstring) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's contest. Shelley recorded two tackles before leaving the Bears' Week 11 contest against the Ravens. If he is unable to return, Xavier Crawford will be the only active cornerback behind Jaylon Johnson and Kindle Vildor.
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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Best game of season

    Shelley posted seven tackles in the Bears' 29-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday. After notching 17 tackles over Chicago's first three games of the season, Shelley's production tailed off and he posted just seven tackles in the following three games. His inconsistent production will make him a difficult player to trust in IDP leagues after the Bears' Week 10 bye.
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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Suiting up Sunday

    Shelley (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Shelley popped up on the injury report Thursday and backtracked from a limited practice to no participation Friday. Nevertheless, he's active for Sunday's game and should serve a backup role in the Bears' secondary.
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