Chicago Bears might be without RoquanSmith, Jaylon Johnson vs. Houston Texans

Chicago Bears might be without RoquanSmith, Jaylon Johnson vs. Houston Texans

The Chicago Bears Two of their most experienced defensive player will be absent for Sunday's match against the Houston Texans if linebacker Roquan Smith (hip) and cornerback Jaylon Johnson (quad) — Both listed as questionable, they can't play.

Matt AdamsSmith's backup in nickel defense when Smith is injured, Smith has been ruled out of Sunday's game. Smith is still listed as questionable but coach Matt Eberflus said that the Bears are optimistic that Smith will be able make it to Sunday's game despite the linebacker missing the entire three-day practice.

The Bears can use undrafted agents to help if either or both linebackers are not able to play against Houston. Jack Sanborn Sterling WeatherfordChicago claimed a claim from Indianapolis for ‘Chicago before Week 1.

Eberflus stated that they are looking at all combinations as it is possible to have two players down in pro football. “We're still working through it, but we'll have all the combinations up soon.”

Eberflus appeared to downplay the idea that Smith, who is currently in a contract year, and notably represents himself, could make a business decision not to be included in the lineup to avoid further injury.

Eberflus stated, “I believe that Roquan's an expert and when he is ready to play. He's going to be a pro.”

Rookie receiver Velus Jones Jr. He is likely to miss his third consecutive game due to a lingering injury to his hamstring that he has been suffering from since the beginning of training camp. Although he was able to return to practice on Thursday and Friday, he is still listed as doubtful for Houston.

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