A few reports started to trickle in over the weekend, but now the Chicago Bears have made it official. They will promote running back Lamar Miller from the practice squad for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
With David Montgomery ruled out with a concussion, Miller will join veteran Ryan Nall, undrafted rookie Artavis Pierce, and wideout turned tailback Cordarrelle Patterson in the backfield for the Bears.
In addition to Miller being promoted, the Bears have also promoted offensive lineman Eric Kush for tonight’s game. Kush was just signed to the practice squad last week.
The Bears also announced that starting center Cody Whitehair has been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Whitehair hasn’t played since October 26 when he exited the game with a calf injury. He missed their next game with the injury, but was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on November 6.
Quarterback Tyler Bray is being elevated from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement as the Bears still have one player on that reserve list, o-lineman Lachavious Simmons.
And finally, the Bears have signed big defensive tackle Daniel McCullers from their practice squad to the active roster.