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Bears Wide Receiver Depth Chart Takes Hit Following N’Keal Harry Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Chicago Bears wide receiver depth chart took a big hit following N'Keal Harry's injury update.
The Chicago Bears wide receiver depth chart took a big hit following N'Keal Harry's injury update. / AP Photos/Nam Huh

Another day, another injury for a Chicago Bears wide receiver. This time it is N'Keal Harry, the offseason trade acquisition that was expected to compete for regular season snaps. Instead, he will be on the sideline for around eight weeks after undergoing tightrope surgery for his high ankle sprain.

N'Keal Harry Injury Update

Harry went down during Saturday's practice in the first team drill of the day. He had his ankle rolled up on a tackle by linebacker Nicholas Morrow after a screen pass was thrown in his direction. Harry was helped off of the field by a trainer and it turns out that the issue is as severe as originally thought.

A return in early October seems to be the best-case scenario for Harry. The 24-year-old is attempting to jump start his career with the Bears after three underwhelming seasons spent with the New England Patriots. He racked up 598 yards and scored 4 touchdowns on 57 receptions (33 games).

This news means that the Bears are currently down three of their top four wide receivers. Rookie Velus Jones Jr. has not returned to practice with an unspecified injury and Byron Pringle is still working his way back from a quad issue. Some new names are going to be thrown into the mix now.

Look for Equanimeous St. Brown, Dante Pettis and Tajae Sharpe to see extended reps alongside Darnell Mooney during Chicago's first preseason game on Saturday afternoon. Head coach Matt Eberflus has yet to announce if quarterback Justin Fields will be the one throwing their way or not.

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