Sterling Weatherford

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Primarily a special teamer in 2022

Weatherford ended the season with four tackles over 14 games played.

Analysis: Weatherford played just two defensive snaps all year and worked primarily as a special team's player. Although he may be competing for a roster spot next year, he's signed through the 2024 season.

Jan 8, 2023 5:40 PM EST


Won't play versus Minnesota

Weatherford (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Analysis: Weatherford failed to practice during Week 18 prep while dealing with an illness. With the Bears long eliminated from playoff contention, the 23-year-old linebacker will finish the 2022 campaign with four tackles while playing all but two of his 224 snaps on special teams across 14 contests.

Jan 6, 2023 9:26 PM EST



Not suiting up New Year's Day

Weatherford (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Weatherford was able to partake in two out of Chicago's three practices this week in a limited fashion due to an illness, but it's since been determined that the 23-year-old won't be available Sunday versus Detroit. Given that he's primarily operated as a special-teams contributor this year, his absence shouldn't greatly alter the Bears' defensive game plan.

Dec 30, 2022 11:30 AM EST


Ready to return

Weatherford does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Weatherford was forced to miss the Bears' Week 12 loss due to a concussion. However, he practiced in full throughout the week and will return after a one-game absence. In 11 games this season, Weatherford has played 175 of his 177 snaps on special teams while recording four total tackles.

Dec 2, 2022 6:31 PM EST


Ruled out with concussion

Weatherford (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Jets.

Analysis: Weatherford played his full allotment of snaps on special teams in Week 11, but he failed to practice in any capacity leading up to Sunday's game against the Jets. It's unclear how far he has progressed through the league's concussion protocols, but he'll be forced to miss at least one game. Across 11 games this season, Weatherford has tallied four total tackles while playing 175 of his 177 snaps on special teams.

Nov 25, 2022 7:57 PM EST



Will play Sunday

Weatherford (ankle) is active Sunday against the Giants.

Analysis: Weatherford was able to log a full practice Friday, clearing his way to take the field Sunday. With Matt Adams (hamstring) inactive, Weatherford may see some snaps on defense.

Oct 2, 2022 8:48 AM EST


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