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Bears place Kyle Long on injured reserve, promote Taquan Mizzell Sr.

The Bears have made a roster move in advance of Sunday’s game against the Bills.

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For the third straight season, the Chicago Bears have placed offensive lineman Kyle Long on injured reserve. Long would be eligible to come off of injured reserve after eight weeks, so with the original report on his recovery being 6 to 8 weeks, there’s a chance he could return for the season finale against the Minnesota Vikings.

To take Long’s place on the roster the Bears have signed running back Taquan Mizzell Sr. from their practice squad. Mizzell was used sparingly last season (three games, no stats), and he’s spent all of 2018 on the practice squad.

Veteran offensive guard Eric Kush will likely take Long’s spot at right guard, but the recently signed Bryan Witzmann could be in the mix as well.

Mizzell was used all over the offense in training camp, but he was a part of the final cut-downs.

In other injured Bears’ news; defensive tackle Bilal Nichols did not travel with the team to Buffalo. Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson II did however.