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Bears place Dwayne Harris on IR

Chicago Bears v Tennessee Titans Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Earlier today the Chicago Bears made the expected move of placing punt returner Dwayne Harris on injured reserve with what is believed to be a torn triceps muscle. Yesterday the Bears clamed returner/wide out DeAndre Carter on waivers after he was waived by the Texans.

During his three games with the Bears, Harris played 35 special teams snaps, and he averaged 8.1 yards on 10 punt returns with no fair catches. His muffed the punt in his final return as a Bear on Monday night in their loss against the Vikings.

The Bears still have time before deciding who will return punts on Sunday, November 29 against the Green Bay Packers. Anthony Miller replaced Harris on Monday and he had 44 yards on 2 returns. He had one other punt return earlier this season and his average is 16.7.

Carter has far more experience as a punt returner than Miller does with 59 career returns with a 9.5 average.

The Bears also have wide receiver Javon Wims back on their 53-man roster now that his 2-game suspension is over.