The NFL suspended Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan two games for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams in the third quarter of their 35-14 loss to the Packers on Thursday. Trevathan’s hit resulted in Adams being brought to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion. In its verdict, the NFL said Trevathan violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 6 (i) that prohibits unnecessary roughness “using any part of a player’s helmet.” After the game, Trevathan denied that his hard hit on Adams was intentional, saying he just wanted to make a play.

The linebacker also promised to reach out to Adams.

Trevathan to appeal suspension

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Trevathan is appealing his suspension. Rapoport’s source said the hearing on Trevathan’s appeal will be held this week. If the suspension is upheld, Trevathan will be eligible to return to team activities on October 16, the day after Chicago's Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Bears will rely on Christian Jones and John Timu to step up with Trevathan’s absence. Adams has been released to the hospital but the timetable for his return remains unclear. According to Rapoport, Adams sustained a concussion but his MRI came back negative, per NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr.

Allen Sills. Adams, who caught two passes for 13 yards before suffering the injury, informed his Twitter followers that he’s already home “feeling great.”

Ex-Bear wideout thinks Trubisky ready to start

For former Bears wideout Victor Cruz, rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is ready to start for the struggling franchise. Cruz told Good Morning Football Weekend on NFL Network that if the Bears want to start Trubisky at quarterback, then they should do it on Monday when they take on the Minnesota Vikings.

Cruz signed a deal with the Bears after he was cut by the New York Giants in the offseason. However, he was cut by the Bears after the preseason. It was Cruz who caught Trubisky’s first touchdown pass in the offseason, where the rookie played four games, completing 36 of 53 passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.

In four starts for the Bears (1-3), quarterback Mike Glennon completed 93 of 140 passes for 833 yards and four touchdowns with five interceptions. The Bears signed Glennon to a three-year deal worth $45 million to become their starter. However, the Bears also moved up in the 2017 NFL Draft to take Trubisky as the No. 2 overall pick.