Shaheen (foot) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Shaheen was added to the injury report Thursday as a non-participant and was unable to retake the practice field Friday. The 25-year-old was a healthy scratch for Week 10, so Ben Braunecker should again serve as the Bears' No. 2 tight end.
Shaheen missed Thursday's practice due to a foot injury.
With Trey Burton tending to a calf injury, the Bears' tight end room is hurting at the moment. The team's remaining healthy options are Ben Braunecker, J.P. Holtz and Bradley Sowell.
Shaheen (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Shaheen is coming off an ugly performance last week against the Eagles, as he failed to catch his only target and also lost a fumble on a kickoff. The healthy scratch is a low point for the 2017 second-round pick, who has nine catches for 74 yards in eight games this season.
Shaheen was unable to haul in his only target and lost a fumble during Sunday's 22-14 loss to Philadelphia.
After an Eagles field goal stretched the lead to eight with less than a minute remaining, Philadelphia opted to pooch the kick off only for Shaheen to attempt to recover and fumble the ball away. The second-round pick in 2017 hasn't lived up to his draft billing with just 249 receiving yards in two-plus seasons. Shaheen is on pace to set career highs in catches and yards this season, but still hasn't had a 25-yard game in 2019. The Bears' offense is struggling due to the regression of Mitchell Trubisky, and while Detroit's 30th-ranked pass defense awaits Sunday, it's hard to see Shaheen -- or the passing game generally -- turning a corner.
Shaheen was targeted twice in Chicago's 17-16 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.
Shaheen was targeted twice in the end zone but neither pass had a realistic chance to be turned into a touchdown. He's averaging two targets and 12 yards per game, and he's currently not a useful fantasy option.
Shaheen caught two passes for 25 yards while securing a two-point conversion in Chicago's 36-25 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Shaheen was invisible in this contest until the game was completely out of hand in the last three minutes. During that time, he made both of his receptions along with a two-point conversion grab. He's averaging two receptions per game, and would only gain fantasy relevance if he moves into a more significant role in the offense.
Shaheen caught two passes for 13 yards in Chicago's 16-6 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
Shaheen continues to see quite a bit of field time, but he's primarily a blocker who's been targeted seven times on the season, and he's currently not a player who can be counted on in fantasy lineups.
Shaheen caught one pass for seven yards in Chicago's 31-15 win over Washington on Monday.
Shaheen is averaging two targets and 12 yards over three games. As the second option for the Bears at tight end, he's not a recommended fantasy player in redraft leagues.
Shaheen caught three passes for 24 yards in Chicago's 16-14 win over the Broncos Sunday.
With Trey Burton still working his way back from offseason surgery, Shaheen saw multiple targets for the second week in a row, though he had minimal fantasy impact. As Burton continues to see more playing time, expect Shaheen to see more time as a blocker while only seeing occasional targets.
Shaheen caught one pass for six yards in the Bears' 10-3 loss to the Packers on Thursday.
With Trey Burton (groin) inactive, Shaheen drew the start, but he was only targeted twice. Aside from his six-yard catch, he was thrown a pass in the red zone that the defensive back stripped loose for an incompletion. With Burton's injury unlikely to be a long-term issue, Shaheen won't carry much fantasy value until he becomes a bigger part of the offense.
Shaheen sat out Thursday's preseason contest against the Panthers.
Although Shaheen missed time in July with a back injury, he's been back at practice since August 1, so his absence wasn't injury related. With most of the skill-position regulars sitting this game out, very little should be read into Shaheen being inactive. Going into the season, he's expected to be the No. 2 tight end, but he should see plenty of playing time because he'll be used to block often. Even though he's going undrafted in most fantasy leagues, should Trey Burton miss time, Shaheen has an athletic profile that supports the notion he could break out as a receiver as he enters his third NFL season.
Shaheen (back) returned to the practice field Thursday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Shaheen missed several days of practice this week due to back soreness, but that no longer appears to be a concern for the third-year tight end. He'll return to camp, looking to secure a role as the backup to starter Trey Burton.
Shaheen (lower back) is not participating at practice Monday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Shaheen also missed Sunday's practice due to the issue, and it isn't clear if he's expected to face an extended absence. It's an ominous start to training camp as the 24-year-old attempts to put together a healthy season after missing 13 games across his first two years in the league.
Head coach Matt Nagy said Shaheen missed Sunday's practice with a sore lower back, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
It's unclear how serious this back issue is for Shaheen. The 24-year-old wanted to focus on maintaining his health better this offseason after missing 10 games in 2018 with an ankle injury.
Shaheen has focused on maintaining his health this offseason, Hub Arkush of the Daily Herald reports.
After missing three games as a rookie, Shaheen sat out 10 additional contests last year due to an ankle injury. While he's enjoying a healthy offseason, he'll try to maintain his standing as the Bears' second-string tight end. A strong preseason could help him earn playing time as a receiving option, especially if starter Trey Burton's recovery from sports hernia surgery lingers. For now, though, it's unlikely that Shaheen will be much of a fantasy factor to start the season.
Shaheen lost seven pounds during the offseason, focusing on flexibility and core strength in an effort to avoid future injuries, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.
The 2017 second-round pick has missed 13 games through two NFL seasons, dealing with foot, ankle, chest and head injuries. Shaheen played the final five weeks of last season and then replaced Trey Burton (sports hernia) as Chicago's top tight end for a playoff loss to Philadelphia, but the 24-year-old acknowledges that he wasn't in the best shape at the time, still working his way back to full strength after he spent the first 10 weeks of the campaign on injured reserve. Shaheen had a nice opportunity for regular first-team snaps with Burton recovering from surgery during the offseason program, but the Bears expect their starter to be healthy before the end of training camp, likely relegating Shaheen to a role that primarily focuses on blocking.
Shaheen caught five of six targets for 48 yards and one touchdown over six games this past season.
Shaheen suffered an ankle and foot sprain in August and it ended up costing him more than half the season. The 25-year-old saw an increased snap count in the Bears' wild-card loss to the Eagles -- Trey Burton (groin) was sidelined -- but had only three receptions for 13 yards. The 2017 second-round pick has yet to produce much offensively but will look to change that in year three as Chicago's No. 2 tight end behind Burton.
With Trey Burton (groin) inactive, Shaheen is a candidate to see added opportunities in the Bears offense in Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Shaheen was limited to five catches on six targets for 48 yards and a TD in six games this season, but with Burton (who logged 54 catches and six TDs in 2018) out of the mix, Shaheen should see added looks Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder has some red-zone potential thanks to his frame, while Ben Braunecker and Daniel Brown are also on hand to provide the Bears with tight end depth in Burton's absence.
Shaheen wasn't targeted in the Bears' victory over the Vikings, and he finished the campaign with five catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.
Shaheen missed the first couple months of the season after landing on injured reserve with foot and ankle injuries. Upon his return, he did get a number of looks in the red zone, but otherwise wasn't an integral part of the Bears' passing attack. Signed through 2020 and still on an upward career arc, he'll likely be used primarily as a blocker and red-zone weapon while Trey Burton continues to vacuum up the majority of targets in 2019.
Shaheen caught one of two targets for four yards during Sunday's 14-9 win over the 49ers.
Shaheen has now caught passes in back-to-back games, but that hasn't done much to salvage what has been an underwhelming, injury-plagued season for the second-year tight end. Before the Bears begin their playoff run, they'll have a Week 17 matchup on tap with the Vikings, who held Shaheen without a reception across 19 offensive snaps in Week 11.
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