Bears RB Montgomery (concussion) out against Vikings
Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery remains in the concussion protocol and won’t play in Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, the team said Saturday.
He left Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter because of the injury.
The second-year running back has 472 yards rushing in nine games (eight starts) with a touchdown. He also has 30 catches for 212 yards and a score.
It will be the first game Montgomery misses in his tenure with the Bears.
Set to replace him are converted receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, third-year pro Ryan Nall and undrafted rookie Artavis Pierce.
“With [Montgomery] being out and being in the protocol right now, what we’ve seen all week in practice is just for our guys that are all there in practice to be able to kind of fill different roles,” coach Matt Nagy said.
Nagy said the Bears could activate running back Lamar Miller from the practice squad. He is attempting a comeback after missing the entire 2019 season, tearing an ACL while playing for the Houston Texans.
“He could be an option,” Nagy said. “It’s something we’re definitely looking into. He’s done a good job of being able to continue to practice hard each and every day.”
In seven NFL seasons, Miller has carried the ball 1,354 times for 5,864 yards and 32 touchdowns. The 2018 Pro Bowl selection also has eight career receiving scores, catching 209 passes for 1,565 yards.
The Bears also declared quarterback Mitch Trubisky (shoulder), defensive lineman John Jenkins (ankle) and defensive back Sherrick McManis (hand) out for the game. Offensive lineman Sam Mustipher is doubtful with a knee injury. Listed as questionable were receiver Allen Robinson (knee), tight end Cole Kmet (groin), offensive lineman Jason Spriggs (knee) and linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) are listed as questionable.
–Field Level Media