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  Bears | Ben Braunecker released    Thu Jul 23, 05:16 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker was released Thursday, July 23.

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  Bears | Three TEs may compete for one spot    Sat Jun 6, 08:12 PM

Chicago Bears TEs Ben Braunecker, J.P. Holtz and Jesper Horsted may compete for one roster spot during training camp of the team decides to keep only four tight ends on the final roster.

Footballguys view: Special teams play will likely be the deciding factor. Braunecker is the most athletic and longest-tenured, but he has done little with the opportunity he has had in the past, so the team may look to move on from him without a strong summer.

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  Bears | Aikem Hicks activated off IR    Sat Dec 14, 02:50 PM

Chicago Bears DT Akiem Hicks on Saturday, Dec. 14, was activated off the Reserve/Injured list to the active roster. In a corresponding move, TE Ben Braunecker (concussion) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Bears | Chicago's Week 15 injury report    Fri Dec 13, 04:34 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), OL Bobby Massie (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 15 versus the Green Bay Packers. DE Roy Robertson-Harris (foot) and WR Javon Wims (knee) returned to a limited practice Friday, Dec. 13, and are listed as questionable. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) was added to the injury report after getting in a limited practice Friday but is expected to play. DB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) and WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Danny Trevathan player page
Cordarrelle Patterson player page
Taylor Gabriel player page
Ben Braunecker player page
Roy Robertson-Harris player page
Javon Wims player page
Bilal Nichols player page


  Bears | Thursday injury report for Chicago    Thu Dec 12, 05:17 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OL Bobby Massie (ankle), DE Roy Robertson-Harris (foot), LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) and WR Javon Wims (knee) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 12. WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring) was limited. DB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) was a full participant.

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Danny Trevathan player page
Cordarrelle Patterson player page
Ben Braunecker player page
Roy Robertson-Harris player page
Javon Wims player page


  Bears | Wednesday practice report for Bears    Wed Dec 11, 02:57 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle), DE Roy Robertson-Harris (foot), LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) and WR Javon Wims (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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Danny Trevathan player page
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Roy Robertson-Harris player page
Javon Wims player page


  Bears | Week 14 Chicago Bears inactives    Thu Dec 5, 07:00 PM

The Chicago Bears have declared CB Prince Amukamara, TE Ben Braunecker, WR Taylor Gabriel, G Corey Levin, OT Bobby Massie, TE Eric Saubert and LB Danny Trevathan inactive for Week 14.

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  Bears | Week 14 injury report for Bears    Wed Dec 4, 02:08 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and have been ruled out for Week 14. CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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Danny Trevathan player page
Ben Braunecker player page
Bilal Nichols player page


  Bears | Chicago's Tuesday practice report    Tue Dec 3, 05:15 PM

Chicago Bears CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not practice for a second straight day on Tuesday, Dec. 3. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) was limited.

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Danny Trevathan player page
Taylor Gabriel player page
Ben Braunecker player page
Bilal Nichols player page


  Bears | Chicago's Monday practice report    Mon Dec 2, 05:21 PM

Chicago Bears CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 2.

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  Bears | Ben Braunecker remains in protocol    Mon Dec 2, 01:08 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion) has yet to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol as of Monday, Dec. 2.

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  Bears | Week 13 Chicago Bears inactives    Thu Nov 28, 11:28 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Abdullah Anderson, TE Adam Shaheen, CB Sherrick McManis, LB Danny Trevathan, TE Ben Braunecker, WR Taylor Gabriel and OT Bobby Massie inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Anthony Miller should be a key target today with Gabriel out. Nick Kwiatkowski will get the start in place of Trevathan.

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Danny Trevathan player page
Taylor Gabriel player page
Ben Braunecker player page
Adam Shaheen player page


  Bears | Chicago's Week 13 injury report    Wed Nov 27, 02:15 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (groin), TE Adam Shaheen (foot) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27, and have been ruled out for Week 13.

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Adam Shaheen player page


  Bears | Tuesday's practice report for Chicago    Tue Nov 26, 03:57 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle), DB Sherrick McManis (groin), TE Adam Shaheen (foot) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) were all held out of practice for a second straight day Tuesday, Nov. 26.

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Danny Trevathan player page
Taylor Gabriel player page
Ben Braunecker player page
Adam Shaheen player page


  Bears | Monday practice report for Bears    Mon Nov 25, 07:20 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (groin), TE Adam Shaheen (foot) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not practice in practice Monday, Nov. 25.

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Danny Trevathan player page
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Adam Shaheen player page


  Bears | Ben Braunecker re-signs with Bears    Mon Mar 11, 10:08 AM

Chicago Bears restricted free-agent TE Ben Braunecker re-signed with the Bears on a two-year deal Monday, March 11. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Bears | Chicago's Week 10 injury report    Fri Nov 9, 04:26 PM

Chicago Bears TE Dion Sims (concussion) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 10 versus the Detroit Lions. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and is listed as questionable. TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (knee), FS DeAndre Houston-Carson (non-injury) and OG Eric Kush (neck) participated fully in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Bilal Nichols player page


  Bears | Chicago's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 8, 06:45 PM

Chicago Bears TE Dion Sims (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 8. TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OG Eric Kush (neck), LB Khalil Mack (ankle) and DT Bilal Nichols (knee) fully participated in practice.

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  Bears | Chicago's Wednesday injury report    Wed Nov 7, 06:47 PM

Chicago Bears TE Dion Sims (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OG Eric Kush (neck), DE Khalil Mack (ankle) and DT Bilal Nichols (knee) fully participated in practice.

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  Bears | Week 9 Chicago Bears inactives    Sun Nov 4, 11:38 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared CB Marcus Cooper, WR Allen Robinson, TE Ben Braunecker, DL Bilal Nichols, WR Kevin White, OG Rashaad Coward and DL Khalil Mack inactive for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller will lead the wide receiver group with Robinson and White out.

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Kevin White player page
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  Bears | Week 9 injury report for Chicago    Fri Nov 2, 04:30 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion) and OG Kyle Long (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 2, and have been ruled out for Week 9. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) did not practice and is listed as questionable. DE Khalil Mack (ankle) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. OG Eric Kush (neck) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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  Bears | Chicago's Thursday injury report    Thu Nov 1, 05:52 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OG Kyle Long (foot), DE Khalil Mack (ankle) and DL Bilal Nichols (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 1. C Eric Kush (neck) was limited.

Footballguys view: The Bears could keep Mack out again to save his ankle for the stretch run. The team should be able to handle their business in Buffalo as long as Mitchell Trubisky doesn't turn the ball over.

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  Bears | Bears practice report for Wednesday    Wed Oct 31, 06:14 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OG Kyle Long (foot) and LB Khalil Mack (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. Meanwhile, DT Bilal Nichols (knee) and OG Eric Kush (knee) were limited participants.

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Bilal Nichols player page


  Bears | Ben Braunecker may have concussion    Sun Oct 28, 02:44 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (head) left the Week 8 game early and is being evaluated for a concussion.

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  Bears | One tight end out, another returns    Mon Jul 23, 03:24 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, July 23, because of a hamstring injury. TE Daniel Brown (ankle) returned to practice after sitting out Sunday, July 22.

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  Bears | Two tight ends to fight for one spot    Mon Jul 16, 12:36 PM

Chicago Bears TEs Daniel Brown and Ben Braunecker likely will compete for one roster spot during training camp.

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  Bears | Ben Braunecker promoted    Tue Nov 7, 01:41 PM

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker was added from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Footballguys view: The Bears picked up Braunecker as a UDFA out of Harvard in 2016. He caught four passes for 41 yards in 2016 (13 games) but didn't make the 53-man roster after training camp this year. He cleared waivers and was re-signed to the practice squad before Game 1.

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  Bears | Ben Braunecker signs with Bears    Tue Sep 5, 06:45 PM

Free-agent TE Ben Braunecker (Bears) was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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  Bears | Jeremy Langford, Ben Braunecker cut    Sun Sep 3, 03:12 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford and TE Ben Braunecker were waived Sunday, Sept. 3.

Footballguys view: Langford gave way to Ravens cut Tiquan Mizzell on the roster, but really rookie Tarik Cohen took his job as the backup to Jordan Howard. He could get signed elsewhere after injuries wear down the NFL running back ranks.

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  Bears | Ben Braunecker added to active roster    Sat Oct 1, 04:51 PM

Chicago Bears practice squad TE Ben Braunecker was added to the active roster Saturday, Oct. 1. The team also waived DE C.J. Wilson.

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  Bears | Chicago places six on practice squad    Sun Sep 4, 08:52 PM

The Chicago Bears added six players in total to their practice squad Sunday, Sept. 4, including TE Ben Braunecker and RB Senorise Perry.

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