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Bears designate Bobby Massie to return from injured reserve, sign Sojourn Shelton to the practice squad

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The Chicago Bears have designated right tackle Bobby Massie to return from injured reserve, which means he’ll be able to start practicing this week. It doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be ready to play this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, but if he shows the coaches enough it’s possible he’s activated.

He originally injured his knee on November 1 against the Saints, and the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs believes the best case scenario for Massie to play would come if the Bears manage to make to the playoffs.

The Bears have also placed offensive lineman Badara Traore on practice squad injured reserve, and to take his place on the practice squad they signed defensive back Sojourn Shelton.

The 25-year old Shelton was originally signed as a UDFA out of Wisconsin by the Arizona Cardinals in 2017. He’s bounced around the league since then and Chicago is his fourth stop.

Also, in case you missed it, yesterday the Bears protected quarterback Tyler Bray from being signed away.