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Josh Blackwell

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24 yrs


5'11'' / 180 lbs




Questionable to return Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-24

Blackwell exited Sunday's contest against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury and is questionable to return.

With Tyrique Stevenson also questionable to return with a hamstring injury, Terell Smith will see an ever bigger workload for the rest of Sunday's contest should neither corner return.

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Practices fully Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-21

Blackwell (hamstring) is practicing in full ahead of Sunday's Week 3 game against the Chiefs.

Blackwell missed Week 2 against the Bucs. With slot CB Kyler Gordon (hand) on injured reserve, Blackwell should slide into that role versus Patrick Mahomes.

Ruled out Week 2

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-16

Blackwell (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official website reports.

No surprise here, as Blackwell originally received a doubtful designation. His absence could create more snaps at cornerback for the likes of Greg Stroman, Terrell Smith and Jaylon Jones.

Doubtful Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-15

Blackwell (hamstring) is listed as doubtful ahead of Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The second-year corner out of Duke was held out of Thursday and Friday's practices after participating in a limited fashion earlier in the week. If Blackwell were to miss Sunday's contest, Greg Stroman and Jaylon Jones would most likely see more opportunities in Chicago's secondary.

Signs tender with Chicago

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-24

Blackwell signed his one-year tender with the Bears on Monday, Aaron Wilson KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Blackwell, who had been an exclusive rights free agent, now will officially return to Chicago for the 2023 campaign. The 2022 undrafted free agent played both on defense and special teams in 16 games last season and registered 23 tackles (16 solo). Blackwell should have a similar role heading into the upcoming season.

Ends season on injured reserve

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Blackwell (undisclosed) ended the season with 23 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over 16 games played.

Blackwell was placed on injured reserve ahead of Week 18. Through Week 12, he was primarily used on special teams, but afterward, he played at least 34 snaps on three occasions, and he recorded four or five tackles in each of those games. He's now an exclusive-rights free agent, but if the Bears retain him, he should compete for a depth role at cornerback during training camp.

Lands on injured reserve

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-04

Blackwell (undisclosed) was placed on IR on Wednesday.

It's unclear what injury Blackwell suffered or when it occurred. The 23-year-old played a season-high 40 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Lions, recording five tackles (three solo). He'll now focus on returning next season at full health.

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