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Chicago Bears place WR Marquess Wilson on IR, elevate DB Demontre Hurst

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears have elevated safety Demontre Hurst from the practice squad and they have placed wide receiver Marquess Wilson on season ending injured reserve with his foot injury.

Hurst has appeared in 18 games over two years with the Bears, picking up 35 tackles, one interception, one pass break up and one forced fumble. He has also racked up nine tackles on special teams. Before being moved to safety this season, Hurst was the teams primary nickleback last year. Perhaps the Bears want another defensive back on the roster in case current nickleback Bryce Callahan can't play on Sunday with his quad injury.

The Bears now have an open spot on the practice squad.

Wilson, a third year pro, has set career highs in games played (11), receptions (28) and receiving yards (464) this season. The loss of Wilson could be offset if Eddie Royal has made it all the way back from his knee injury. Royal was limited at practice all week and is listed as questionable.

We'll have to wait and see if the Wilson injury has any affect on Kevin White being activated from the PUP list. Official word on White's status must be announced on Tuesday.