Bears WR coach Tyke Tolbert provides injury update on Darnell Mooney
Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney is on the mend following a season-ending ankle injury in Week 12 of last season. Before his injury, Mooney was the team’s top wideout during an abysmal passing season for Chicago.
Bears wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert provided an encouraging update on Mooney, who’s been spotted running during offseason workouts.
“He’s great with his rehab,” Tolbert said Saturday at rookie minicamp, via Courtney Cronin. “He’s running right now. He’d doing well…His attitude has been great. He’s in here every single day.”
As for whether or not Mooney will be ready come training camp, Tolbert said he “certainly hopes” that’s the case.
The good news is Mooney won’t have to rush back. The Bears overhauled their wide receiver group with the offseason additions of DJ Moore and rookie Tyler Scott. They join Chase Claypool, Equanimeous St. Brown, Velus Jones Jr., and Mooney.
Mooney, a former fifth-round pick, has been a late-round success story for the Bears. He’s entering a contract year, where he’ll be looking to earn a second contract with Chicago.
In his last full season, Mooney had a monster season with 81 catches for 1,055 yards and four touchdowns.