With only one game remaining in the 2015 season, the Chicago Bears have decided to end the seasons of wide out Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and defensive lineman Eddie Goldman (sprained right ankle).
Jeffery has battled injuries most of the season after hurting his hamstring in the summer. He just was never able to shake the injury bug, but he still managed to play in nine games grabbing 54 receptions for a team high 807 yards with four touchdowns. His 89.7 receiving yards per game is currently eighth in the NFL this year. Jeffery is about to become a free agent, but I simply don't see any way the Bears allow a legit #1 wide out to walk away. The franchise tag is a possibility if the two sides can't agree on a long term deal.
The rookie Goldman has only missed one game this season making 12 starts along the way. The Bears have him down for 39 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 6 TFLs and 19 QB pressures. Goldman is currently fourth among NFL rookies in sacks.
To fill the two vacated roster spots the Bears signed a couple defensive lineman. Veteran Greg Scruggs has played in 14 games over three years (2012-14) with the Seattle Seahawks, picking up eight tackles, two sacks, seven QB pressures and one pass break up. The 6' 3", 310 pounder was originally a 2012 seventh round selection (232nd overall) out of Louisville.
The other spot went to a fan favorite from this preseason, Terry Williams. The big (6', 329 pounds) undrafted free agent from East Carolina spent a month on the Bears practice squad earlier this year and he was back at Halas Hall for at least one workout since then.