(670 The Score) The Bears are still evaluating rookie cornerback Jaylon Johnson's right shoulder injury, coach Matt Nagy said Monday morning.
Johnson suffered the injury while lowering his right shoulder on Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson during the third quarter of the Bears' 36-7 win Sunday. He left the game after the play. The injury is to the same shoulder that Johnson had surgically repaired this past offseason.
Nagy didn't have a formal update on Johnson but suggested it's not considered a serious injury. With the Bears possessing a large lead in the second half, there was no need to put Johnson at further risk.
A second-round pick of the Bears this past April, Johnson has started all 13 games and recorded 44 tackles.
The Bears played without starting nickel cornerback Buster Skrine (concussion) on Sunday. Duke Shelley stepped in at that position. Once Johnson left, fellow rookie Kindle Vildor took over at the outside cornerback spot opposite of Kyle Fuller.
The Bears (6-7) face the Vikings (6-7) in a pivotal divisional game with playoff implications in Minneapolis on Sunday.
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