Nov 8, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) gets away from a tackle attempt from Tennessee Titans defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (90) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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

Nov 8, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) gets away from a tackle attempt from Tennessee Titans defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (90) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Bears RB Montgomery in concussion protocol

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery is in the concussion protocol, coach Matt Nagy said Monday.

Montgomery departed Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter. He had 14 carries for 30 yards before leaving. Nagy did not address the injury in his postgame press conference.

Ryan Nall replaced Montgomery on Sunday. The Bears also have former Pro Bowl RB Lamar Miller on their practice squad.

There is no timetable for when Montgomery might be cleared. The Bears (5-4) have an extra day ahead to prepare for their Week 10 game, a Monday night meeting on Nov. 16 against the visiting Minnesota Vikings (3-5).

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.

Bears defensive back and special-teams player Sherrick McManis sustained a broken finger against the Titans.

–Field Level Media

Dec 29, 2019; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bears RB Montgomery (groin) out 2-4 weeks

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery will be sidelined two to four weeks with a groin injury, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday.

That timeline gives the second-year player a shot at being ready for the scheduled Sept. 13 season opener against the Lions in Detroit.

Montgomery, 23, slipped and fell to the ground before taking a handoff from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky during Wednesday’s practice.

A third-round draft pick in 2019 out of Iowa State, Montgomery led the Bears with 242 carries for 889 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. He also caught 25 passes for 185 yards and one score.

Chicago’s thin depth chart behind Montgomery includes Tarik Cohen and converted wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

–Field Level Media

Aug 25, 2020; Lake Forest, IL, USA;  Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) hands off to running back David Montgomery (32) during training camp Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brian Cassella/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Bears RB Montgomery carted off with leg injury

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery left practice Wednesday after sustaining a groin strain, the team said.

Bears coach Matt Nagy said the second-year starter is undergoing further testing. The team also disputed reports that Montgomery was carted off the field, saying he walked off on his own power.

Montgomery slipped before taking a handoff from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. He fell to the ground and got up holding his leg, apparently in serious pain, according to multiple observers.

A third-round draft pick in 2019 out of Iowa State, Montgomery led the Bears with 242 carries for 889 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. He also caught 25 passes for 185 yards and one score.

Chicago’s thin depth chart behind the 23-year-old Montgomery includes Tarik Cohen and converted wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

–Field Level Media