WR - FA
Week 13 Outlook
The Chicago Bears have released wide receiver Eddie Royal on Thursday.
After two seasons in Chicago, the Bears have cut ties with Royal on Thursday. The 30-year-old wideout has battled injuries during his tenure with the club playing in only nine games in each of the past two seasons. Expect Royal to catch on with a new club in time for training camp.
Eddie Royal (toe) was placed on injured reserve as of December 19.
Royal's toe injury has nagged him since mid-October, and it limited his fantasy capabilities significantly, although he did build on last season's production, catching 33 passes for 369 yards and two touchdowns, adding a 65-yard punt return touchdown. Royal also missed seven games in 2015, and his future fantasy value is further diminished by his inability to stay healthy this year.
Eddie Royal (toe) will not appear in Chicago's Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Royal missed not only last week's game against Detroit but also practice all this week, so it's unsurprising to see him declared inactive for Chicago's game against Green Bay. That said, it would seem the Bears think he could be healthy by Week 16 at the latest because, since they will clearly miss the playoffs, the team could've saved money and/or an active roster spot by cutting Royal or placing him on injured reserve by this point. In theory, then, Royal might be available by the end of the season to any owners with enough patience or in leagues deep enough to have hung on to him last several weeks.
Eddie Royal is inactive for the Bears' Week 14 game against the Lions.
Royal was doubtful coming in, so this is no surprise. With Marquess Wilson also out, expect a heavier than usual workload for Cameron Meredith and Josh Bellamy.
Eddie Royal is doubtful to play in Sunday's game while he is dealing with a toe injury that has plagued him all season.
Royal and his toe injury have been a problem all season long. The Bears should consider benching him and seeing what young talent they have since that is the best use for the rest of their season.