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Bears' Velus Jones: Questionable for Sunday
Jones (illness) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Lions.
Jones was a late addition to the Bears' injury report, as he seems to be dealing with an illness that held him out of Friday's practice. The 2022 third-round pick has been a healthy scratch in three of Chicago's last four games, so even if Jones feels well enough to play Sunday, he could very well still be inactive.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Active Monday
Jones is listed as active for Monday's matchup with the Vikings, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Jones' active status is notable, as he has been a healthy scratch the last three weeks. He will now be available to provide depth at receiver if needed, as well as a special-teams contributor.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Healthy scratch in Week 11
Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest with the Lions, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Jones will be a healthy scratch for a second straight week as Chicago squares off with Detroit. The wide receiver has been limited to just three catches for nine yards over the eight contests he's appeared in this season.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Minimal usage in loss
Jones caught one pass for four yards in the Bears' 30-13 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.
Jones has yet to play more than 12 percent of the offensive snaps in any game, and he has just 31 scrimmage yards on the season. His best value is in leagues that award points for return yardage, as Jones has been seeing increased use as a kickoff returner since Week 6.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Catches one pass in win
Jones failed to gain a yard on his only reception in the Bears' 30-12 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
Jones has touched the ball six times for 27 yards on offense this season, and it appears that his greatest value to the team will be on special teams unless his role is changed.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Best game of season
Jones rushed twice for 15 yards and caught a five-yard pass in the Bears' 19-13 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.
Jones came into this game with two rushing attempts for seven yards on the season, so his 20 yards was easily his best offensive effort of the year. He'll need to build on his usage before he can be considered a reliable fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: One rushing attempt in loss
Jones rushed once for 10 yards in the Bears' 31-28 loss to the Broncos on Sunday.
Jones' biggest contribution to the Bears is on special teams. He's yet to see a pass target this season, but he now has two rushing attempts. His current role is unlikely to result in significant fantasy production.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Posts negative yardage in loss
Jones lost three yards on his lone rushing attempt in the Bears' 27-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Jones was inactive for the season opener, and he had a minor role in the offense upon his return. He'll need a significant change in his situation to become a reliable fantasy performer.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Will sit out season opener
Jones was ruled a healthy scratch ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Packers.
Jones dealt with an undisclosed injury throughout training camp and was on the fringe of making Chicago's final 53-man roster ahead of the regular season. While he is now listed as healthy, the 2022 third-round pick won't get to see the field Week 1, as Tyler Scott and/or Trent Taylor will likely handle return duties on special teams while also slotting into reserve roles behind starting wideouts DJ Moore, Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool. Equanimeous St. Brown was also ruled a healthy scratch Week 1, as it's likely he and Jones will be on the outside looking in on Chicago's wide receiver room this season.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Back at practice
Jones (undisclosed) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Jones was considered a fringe roster candidate throughout training camp, and although he has been nursing an undisclosed injury, he was ultimately able to show enough to make the team. While he is only expected to be a depth receiver this season, the second-year speedster is in line to return both punts and kicks.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Misses practice Thursday
Jones (undisclosed) was absent from Thursday's joint practice with the Colts, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
It's not clear what caused Jones to miss the joint practice session, but Bears head coach Matt Eberflus stated that the wideout/kick returner isn't dealing with a serious injury and is with the team in Indianapolis. Jones had a rough preseason opener last week and may need to show improvement the rest of the way to earn a roster spot. If he does make the team, the 26-year-old is expected to work as the Bears' top kick returner while filling just a minimal role on offense.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Fighting for roster spot
Jones muffed a punt in the Bears' first preseason game, and he may be battling to earn a roster spot, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
After Jones' miscue on the punt return, the coaching staff called it a teachable moment. But after a number of costly mistakes on special teams, the 2022 third-round pick may need a strong close to camp to lock down a roster spot. Jones was drafted because of his speed and potential as a returner, and he's not expected to be in consideration for any of the top-four receiver spots.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Expected to battle for roster spot
Jones may be competing for a roster spot with Dante Pettis, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
After being selected in the third round of the 2022 draft, Jones was most valuable as a kick returner with 642 yards. However, he recorded just 107 yards as a receiver and 103 yards on nine rushing attempts. It's possible the final wide receiver roster spots come down to special-teams play, and if Jones can impress in that capacity, he could have an edge on Pettis.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Velus Jones: Usage increases late in season
Jones rushed for a 42-yard touchdown in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with seven receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown along with nine carries for 103 yards and another touchdown over 12 games played.
Jones was at his best as a kick returner during his rookie season. On offense, he didn't have more than two touches in any game, though he did play more than 15 offensive snaps for the first time all season during Weeks 15 and 16, when he averaged 34 snaps. Although he'll likely remain the team's top kick returner next year, he may also see his role in the offense expand. He's under contract through 2025.... See More ... See Less
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