6'1'' / 195 lbs
The Bears released Pettis (undisclosed) from injured reserve with a settlement Wednesday, Aaron Wilson KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Pettis was slated to miss the entire 2023 season but is now eligible to sign and play elsewhere. The 2018 second-round pick will look for another opportunity after catching 19 of 41 targets for 245 yards and three touchdowns in 17 games for Chicago.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 SF||Outdoor 67°||12.1||35th||12.10||6.0||38.5||1||1||51||1||51.0||21||30||0%||1||1||1||6%||17%||0%||83%|
|2 @GB||Outdoor 73°||0.0||119th||0.00||10.0||42.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||0%||22%||0%||78%|
|3 HOU||Outdoor 65°||0.0||124th||0.00||-3.0||40.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||0%||28%||0%||72%|
|4 @NYG||Outdoor 59°||0.0||114th||0.00||3.0||39.5||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||15%||14%||0%||86%|
|5 @MIN||Dome 57°||0.0||120th||0.00||8.5||43.5||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||100%||0||0||0||10%||24%||0%||76%|
|6 WAS||Outdoor 48°||18.4||10th||4.60||2.0||38.5||7||4||84||1||21.0||19||2||0%||4||1||0||27%||16%||0%||84%|
|7 @NE||Outdoor 56°||4.1||72nd||2.05||8.5||39.5||1||1||2||0||2.0||-2||4||0%||0||0||0||5%||23%||0%||77%|
|8 @DAL||Dome 64°||5.8||60th||1.45||10.0||42.5||5||4||18||0||4.5||3||2||0%||1||0||0||22%||21%||0%||79%|
|9 MIA||Outdoor 58°||2.2||62nd||2.20||4.0||44.5||1||1||12||0||12.0||13||-1||0%||1||0||0||4%||15%||4%||82%|
|10 DET||Outdoor 34°||2.7||82nd||1.35||-3.0||48.5||1||1||9||0||9.0||9||0||0%||0||0||0||6%||30%||0%||70%|
|11 @ATL||Dome 41°||0.0||105th||0.00||2.5||49.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||0%||22%||0%||78%|
|12 @NYJ||Outdoor 50°||2.2||99th||2.20||7.5||39.5||2||1||12||0||12.0||13||-1||0%||1||0||0||8%||87%||0%||13%|
|13 GB||Outdoor 38°||2.4||89th||2.40||3.5||43.5||2||1||14||0||14.0||13||1||0%||1||0||0||8%||77%||0%||24%|
|15 PHI||Outdoor 17°||2.3||88th||2.30||8.5||48.5||4||1||13||0||13.0||7||6||0%||1||0||0||19%||64%||0%||34%|
|16 BUF||Outdoor 7°||9.1||41st||4.55||8.0||40.5||5||2||11||1||5.5||6||0||33%||0||0||0||20%||62%||0%||38%|
|17 @DET||Dome 38°||0.0||114th||0.00||4.0||51.5||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||6%||79%||0%||21%|
|18 MIN||Outdoor 32°||3.9||80th||1.95||6.5||44.5||6||2||19||0||9.5||6||4||33%||1||0||0||22%||88%||0%||6%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
The Bears placed Pettis (undisclosed) on injured reserve Friday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
The Bears have not provided any clarity on the nature of Pettis' injury. The 27-year-old pass catcher is now in line to spend the remainder of the 2023 season on the sideline. He recorded 19 receptions on 41 targets for 245 yards and three touchdowns for Chicago in 2022.
Pettis (undisclosed) has been activated from the active/non-football injury list Wednesday.
Pettis was able to pass a physical and get cleared to compete after being sidelined since the start of training camp. The 27-year-old should be in the mix to earn a depth role in the team's receiving corps; however, with the addition of DJ Moore and Tyler Scott during the offseason, Pettis may find it more difficult to make the Bears' roster this season.
The Bears placed Pettis on the NFI list Tuesday.
Pettis will start training camp on the NFI list with an undisclosed injury. The 2018 second-round pick played in all 17 games for the Bears last season catching 19 of 41 targets for 245 yards and three touchdowns, but could find himself competing for a roster spot once healthy due to the additions of DJ Moore and Tyler Scott.
Pettis may battle for a roster spot with Equanimeous St. Brown and Velus Jones, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Pettis recorded 245 yards and three touchdowns and also worked as a punt returner in his first year with the Bears. Since he's not the physical blocker that St. Brown is, it may be difficult for Pettis to surpass him on the depth chart. It seems likely he'll be in a direct battle with Jones. Of the two, Pettis has more experience, but Jones could show improvement in his second year and has a rare size-speed combination. This camp battle could last until the latter days of August.
Chicago re-signed Pettis to a one-year contract Monday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.
Pettis logged seven starts while appearing in all 17 of the Bears' games last season, recording a 19-245-3 receiving line while also turning two carries into 37 yards and contributing as a punt returner. The arrival of new top wideout DJ Moore could mean Pettis will receive less opportunities to connect with Justin Fields in the 2023 campaign, but he still projects to play a key depth role in Chicago's pass-catching corps.
Pettis caught two passes for 19 yards in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with 19 receptions, 245 yards and three touchdowns over 17 games played.
Pettis was available for more than 12 games for the first time in his five-year career, but he was a depth receiver, which led to him seeing slightly more than two targets per game. Although he had a pair of games with at least 51 yards and a touchdown, he was held to fewer than 15 yards in most of his games. After staying healthy and reasonably reliable, he should continue to serve as a depth option next year and beyond. He's now an unrestricted free agent.
Pettis (head) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.
Pettis briefly checked into a hospital following Sunday's loss to the Lions with blurred vision, but he was able to fly back to Chicago later that night and appears to have avoided a concussion or a related injury. Barring a setback, Pettis should be full go heading into Chicago's season finale this weekend against the Vikings.
Pettis returned to Chicago on a separate flight Sunday night after briefly checking into a hospital with blurred vision, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Pettis failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's loss to the Lions and played a season-low 14 snaps. He was taken to a hospital following the game, but he cleared concussion protocol and was able to fly home Sunday night. However, it's unclear if the fifth-year wideout will be able to practice during Week 18 prep.