Adam Shaheen

Adam Shaheen

Tight End #87
Team: Chicago Bears
Ht / Wt:6'6" / 278 lb.
College:Ashland
Age:25
Born:October 24, 1994
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 2 (45)
Draft Team:CHI

Adam Shaheen: Targeting training camp return

General manager Ryan Pace said Tuesday that he expects Shaheen (foot) to be on the Bears' roster when training camp starts, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Shaneen will enter the last year of his rookie deal in 2020. The 2017 second-round pick has played in just 27 of a possible 48 contests in his career, during which time he's caught 26 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns. Shaheen missed the last eight games of 2019 on injured reserve, so it will be imperative for him to return to full health for offseason workouts.

December 31, 2019 8:07 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: Hits injured reserve

Shaheen (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: That's now two Bears tight ends on injured reserve, as Shaheen joins Trey Burton (calf) with a season-ending injury. The 2017 second-round pick has been a massive disappointment, playing in just 14 games over the past two seasons while catching only 14 passes for 122 receiving yards and a touchdown during that time span. J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell are the most likely recipients to pick up additional playing time, with Horsted actually scoring a touchdown on his only reception in Thursday's Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions.

November 30, 2019 11:14 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: Unable to play Thursday

Shaheen (foot) is ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Lions.

Analysis: The Bears will be without both Shaheen and Ben Braunecker (concussion) for this Thanksgiving Day game. J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell will work in as a result. Holtz has played nine games with Chicago this season and averaged a shade under 20 offensive snaps per game, recording two catches for 23 yards, while Horsted and Sowell have suited up for just four games combined.

November 27, 2019 11:09 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: Misses another practice

Shaheen (foot) was listed as a non-participant in Tuesday's practice.

Analysis: Since being a healthy scratch in Week 10, Shaheen hasn't practiced and is trending toward a fourth straight absence. If he's unable to get onto the field Wednesday, the Bears will likely be led by J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell at tight end with Ben Braunecker (concussion) not expected to play.

November 26, 2019 12:55 PM EST

Adam Shaheen: Still not practicing

Shaheen (foot) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated injury report.

Analysis: Shaheen was a healthy scratch Week 10 and hasn't practiced in the meantime due to a foot injury. Elsewhere in the tight end room, Trey Burton (calf) is on injured reserve, and Ben Braunecker has been diagnosed with a concussion, leaving J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell as the sole healthy bodies.

November 25, 2019 4:27 PM EST

Adam Shaheen: Out Week 12

Shaheen (foot) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Shaheen didn't practice again this week and will miss his third straight game due to the foot injury. Ben Braunecker is set to serve as the Bears' No. 1 tight end with Trey Burton (calf) on injured reserve.

November 22, 2019 11:31 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: No practice Wednesday

Shaheen (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Shaheen sat out Week 11's loss to the Rams due to a foot injury, and he has yet to make tangible progress in his recovery. With Trey Burton (calf) now on injured reserve, the Bears will be forced to rely on Ben Braunecker as the No. 1 option at tight end if Shaheen misses any more time.

November 20, 2019 2:20 PM EST

Adam Shaheen: Won't play Sunday

Shaheen (foot) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: 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.

November 15, 2019 11:41 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: Dealing with foot injury

Shaheen missed Thursday's practice due to a foot injury.

Analysis: With Trey Burton tending to a calf injury, the Bears' tight end room is hurting at the moment. The remaining healthy options are Ben Braunecker, J.P. Holtz and Bradley Sowell.

November 14, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Adam Shaheen: Posts 13 yards

Shaheen caught two passes for 13 yards in Chicago's 16-6 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: 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.

September 29, 2019 5:21 PM EST

Adam Shaheen: Targeted once

Shaheen caught one pass for seven yards in Chicago's 31-15 win over Washington on Monday.

Analysis: Shaheen is averaging two targets and 12 yards over three games, and as the second option for the Bears at tight end, he's not a recommended fantasy option.

September 24, 2019 4:00 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: Three receptions

Shaheen caught three passes for 24 yards in Chicago's 16-14 win over the Broncos on Sunday.

Analysis: With Trey Burton still working his way back from off-season green 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.

September 15, 2019 5:17 PM EST

Adam Shaheen: Quiet in starting role

Shaheen caught one pass for six yards in the Bears' 10-3 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: 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.

September 6, 2019 8:11 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: Inactive in preseason opener

Shaheen sat out Thursday's preseason contest against the Panthers.

Analysis: 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 in which he could break out as a receiver as he enters his third NFL season.

August 9, 2019 7:24 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: Back in action

Shaheen returned to the practice field Thursday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: 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.

August 1, 2019 6:27 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: Remains sidelined Monday

Shaheen (lower back) is not participating at practice Monday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Shaheen also missed Sunday's practice due to the issue, and it's not known 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.

July 29, 2019 2:52 PM EST

Adam Shaheen: Misses practice Sunday

Head coach Matt Nagy said Shaheen missed Sunday's practice with a sore lower back, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's unclear how serious this back issue is for Shaheen. The 24-year-old wanted to focus on better maintaining his health this offseason after missing 10 games in 2018 with an ankle injury.

July 28, 2019 9:26 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: Emphasis on health in 2019

Shaheen has focused on maintaining his health this offseason, Hub Arkush of the Daily Herald reports.

Analysis: After missing three games as a rookie, Shaheen missed 10 additional games last year due to an ankle injury, and while enjoying a healthy offseason, he'll try to solidify his role as the Bears' second-string tight end. Although he'll certainly see time on the field when the team uses formations featuring two tight ends, a strong preseason could help him earn playing time as a receiving option should starter Trey Burton suffer an injury. For now, it's unlikely that Shaheen will be much of a fantasy factor to start the season.

June 24, 2019 3:34 PM EST

Adam Shaheen: Sheds weight to improve durability

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.

Analysis: 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.

June 24, 2019 7:55 AM EST

Adam Shaheen: Plays only six games

Shaheen caught five of six targets for 48 yards and one touchdown over six games.

Analysis: 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 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 the No. 2 tight end behind Burton.

January 18, 2019 12:32 PM EST

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