Bears Injury Report: Tim Jennings ready to return against Cardinals

Thearon W. Henderson

Chicago may get cornerback Tim Jennings back from a shoulder injury when the Bears take on the Cardinals in Arizona in Week 16.

Bears cornerback Tim Jennings - leader of the NFL with eight interceptions - is expected back for the Bears in their Week 16 must-win game against Arizona.

So he's back right in time to see Cardinals' wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

Jennings has been arguably the Bears' biggest defensive playmaker this year. Along with his eight interceptions, two of his pass deflections have resulted in interceptions, as Chicago leads the NFL with 37 takeaways. He separated his shoulder in a Week 13 loss to Seattle in a tackling attempt on fullback Michael Robinson. The Bears lost that game, as well as the next two, having gone from 7-1 to 8-6 this season.

It looks like defensive tackle Henry Melton will miss his third-straight game after suffering a chest injury against Minnesota in Week 14. Melton has 41 tackles and six sacks this season.

Right tackle Jonathan Scott is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, and linebacker Blake Costanzo (calf) and Earl Bennett (concussion) also may miss this game.

The Bears and Cardinals kick off at 3:25 p.m. CT Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.

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