Friday update: Montgomery was a DNP for a second straight practice as he remains in the concussion protocol. The Bears don’t play until Monday, so Saturday’s practice will hopefully provide an answer to his status before Sunday’s games.
Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery suffered a concussion in Week 10 and hasn’t progressed well enough to return to practice, per ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson. The Bears do play on Monday night against the Vikings, so there is a little extra time for him to be cleared, but he’s not off to the best start.
The Bears have little in the way of depth at the running back position, as Ryan Nall and Cordarrelle Patterson are the two main backups. Patterson has already called dibs on the job:
Cordarelle Patterson on if David Montgomery can't play: "Next man up, me."— Mark Grote (@markgrotesports) November 12, 2020
Unfortunately calling dibs isn’t going to get him the lead job. The Bears also have Lamar Miller on the practice squad. If Montgomery can’t go, we could see Miller called up on Saturday for the game. That would likely mean that Patterson, Nall and Miller would split work, giving none of them any real fantasy value. It’s a situation to avoid if possible.