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Bears place John Jenkins on injured reserve

New York Giants v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The good luck that has surrounded the Chicago Bears on the injury front through two weeks has taken a hit today, as head coach Matt Nagy has confirmed that nose tackle John Jenkins will be going on injured reserve.

Jenkins suffered a ligament tear in his thumb against the Giants but played through it, so with him heading to IR that opens up the roster spot for defensive lineman Daniel McCullers, whom was signed off the Steelers practice squad.

As McCullers’ previous employment was on a practice squad, he’ll need to stay on the Bears active roster for at least three weeks. And three weeks is also the new length of the NFL’s injured reserve, meaning Jenkins could come off IR at any time after that.

In other roster news, yesterday the Bears elected to protect one practice squad player from being signed away when they placed quarterback Tyler Bray on this week’s protected list.