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Falcons-Bears Week 17 injury report: Taylor Heinicke, six others limited on Thursday

A look at Thursday’s practice reports.

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Thursday is here, as the Atlanta Falcons prepare to go on the road and face the Chicago Bears. A loss this week would all but end any chance the Falcons make the playoffs, even winning out is no guarantee, but nonetheless they still have something to play for.

You can expect to see the injury reports here every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


Atlanta Falcons

Full Participation

• N/A

Limited Participation

• RG Chris Lindstrom (ankle)

• C Drew Dalman (ankle)

• LT Jake Matthews (knee)

• RT Kaleb McGary (knee)

• DL David Onyemata (ankle)

• LB Lorenzo Carter (neck)

• QB Taylor Heinicke (ankle)

Did Not Practice

• N/A


Chicago Bears

Full Participation

• OL Tevin Jenkins (concussion)

• LB Noah Sewell (knee)

• WR Equanimeous St. Brown (pectoral)

Limited Participation

• OL Lucas Patrick (knee)

Did Not Practice

• TE Cole Kmet (knee)

• WR Darnell Mooney (concussion)

• TE Mercedes Lewis (rest)


For the Falcons, their offensive line has been banged up but seems to be improving. Chris Lindstrom, Jake Matthews, Kaleb McGary, and Drew Dalman were all limited in practice on Thursday. Everyone but McGary was able to play in Week 16, so it’s possible they all may be back vs. the Bears. Additionally, Taylor Heinicke is practicing on a limited-basis due to an ankle issue.

The Bears have three players currently not practicing, Cole Kmet, Darnell Mooney, and Mercedes Lewis. Lewis is just getting some veteran rest and is no concern, but Kmet and Mooney will be worth monitoring this week as they are important parts of the Bears offense.