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RB Benny Cunningham - Chicago Bears

5-10, 210Born: 7-7-1990College: Middle TennesseeDrafted: ---

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General News (Thu Sep 21): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 20): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 3: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

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FBG says: Bad matchup. It's been a rough early going for 2016 rookie sensation Jordan Howard. After averaging 5.21 yards per rush last year, he sits at just 2.68 through 2 games, includes a thoroughly invisible Week 2 against Tampa Bay (9 rushes, 7 yards). The shift is definitely puzzling. Howard was no inflated pseudostar in 2016; rather, he was fantastic, forcing gobs of missed tackles and churning out the league's third-most runs of 15+ yards despite a shaky line. But things are certainly different in 2017. Facing stacked boxes - and sharing snaps with explosive rookie Tarik Cohen - Howard has yet to get off the ground. We can expect some degree of improvement going forward, of course, and he'll benefit from the impending return of guard Kyle Long. But it's fair to take note of the fact that Howard was an underwhelming athletic prospect just a year ago, and to expect marked regression from his rookie season. The Pittsburgh run defense has been stout thus far. They swarmed the Browns' elite front line in Week 1, allowing their running backs just 40 yards on 20 carries. In Week 2, Vikings rookie Dalvin Cook found more room, racking up 5.33 yards per carry, but the only notable breakdown was one 25-yard run. The Steelers are a bit shakier without Stephon Tuitt, whose biceps injury held him out of the Vikings game. Tuitt is a true difference-maker against both the pass and the run, and Tyson Alualu is a relatively weak replacement. Still, the linebackers are solid up the middle, and safety Mike Mitchell remains strong in run support.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs ATL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 vs PIT PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
3 vs PIT PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Latest News

Bears | Chicago's Thursday practice report (Thu Sep 21, 05:48 PM) - Chicago Bears LB Nick Kwiatkoski (chest) and OT Josh Sitton (ribs) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 21. OT Tom Compton (hip) and DL Akeim Hicks (shoulder) were limited. CB Prince Amukamara (ankle), RB Benny Cunningham (ankle), OG Kyle Long (ankle) and QB Mark Sanchez (neck) participated fully.

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Bears | Chicago practice report for Wednesday (Wed Sep 20, 06:23 PM) - Chicago Bears OT Tom Compton (hip), LB Nick Kwiatkowski (chest), QB Mark Sanchez (neck) and OG Josh Sitton (ribs) were unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 20. CB Prince Amukamara (ankle), RB Benny Cunningham (ankle), DE Akiem Hicks (shoulder), RB Jordan Howard (shoulder), OG Kyle Long (ankle) and WR Kendall Wright (shoulder) were limited participants, while S Deon Bush (hamstring) and WR Markus Wheaton (finger) practiced in full.

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Bears | Week 2 Inactives (Sun Sep 17, 11:34 AM) - The Chicago Bears have declared RB Benny Cunningham, FS Deon Bush, DL John Jenkins, OG Kyle Long, QB Mark Sanchez, WR Markus Wheaton, CB Prince Amukamara inactive for Week 2.

Bears | Chicago injury report for Week 2 (Fri Sep 15, 05:18 PM) - Chicago Bears S Deon Bush (hamstring) and RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 15. Bush is listed as questionable, while Cunningham is doubtful for Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. CB Prince Amukamara (ankle), WR Josh Bellamy (ankle), RB Jordan Howard (shoulder), LB Christian Jones (back), OG Kyle Long (ankle) and WR Markus Wheaton (finger) were all limited and are considered questionable.

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Bears | Chicago's Wednesday practice report (Wed Sep 13, 05:16 PM) - Chicago Bears S Adrian Amos (personal) and RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 13. CB Prince Amukamara (ankle), FS Deon Bush (hamstring), LB Christian Jones (back), OT Kyle Long (ankle) and WR Markus Wheaton (finger) were listed as limited participants.

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