Taylor Gabriel listed as non-participant for Tuesday’s practice
Because the Chicago Bears play on Thanksgiving Day, they did not practice on Monday or Tuesday, but due to NFL rules, they are required to submit an injury report.
The Bears listed wide receiver Taylor Gabriel as a non-participant on Monday, and they did the same on Tuesday, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
Gabriel suffered a concussion during Chicago’s win over the New York Giants this past Sunday and is in concussion protocol, so the chances of him playing against the Detroit Lions on Thursday are obviously slim to none.
On the season, Gabriel has logged 29 catches for 353 yards and four touchdowns.
The 28-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Abilene Christian, went undrafted but eventually landed with the Cleveland Browns in 2014.
He went on to have an impressive rookie year, catching 36 passes for 621 yards and a score. However, the following season, Gabriel’s production dipped considerably, as he finished with 28 grabs for 241 yards.
Gabriel then linked up with the Atlanta Falcons in 2016, where he snared 35 balls for 579 yards and six touchdowns. However, much like his first two years in Cleveland, Gabriel took a step back in his second season with the Falcons, totaling 33 catches for 378 yards and a score.
The Dallas native joined the Bears in 2018 and proceeded to have the most productive season of his career last year, hauling in 67 receptions for 688 yards while reaching the end zone twice.
Chicago is just 5-6 on the season, and with its offense struggling mightily as it is, an injury to one of its top receivers is obviously the last thing it wanted heading into Week 13.