The Chicago Bears made several roster moves ahead of Sunday’s finale against the Minnesota Vikings.
Chicago placed offensive linemen Teven Jenkins and Michael Schofield, along with rookie cornerback Josh Blackwell, on injured reserve Wednesday.
Jenkins exited last Sunday’s game against the Lions after aggravating a neck injury he suffered against the Eagles a couple of weeks prior. Jenkins, a former second-round pick, has been the Bears’ best offensive lineman this season.
After Jenkins went down against the Lions, Schofield replaced him at right guard. Schofield, an eight-year veteran, then suffered a knee injury in the second quarter. Jenkins has served as a key reserve at guard this season.
Blackwell started this season as an undrafted rookie free agent. He was claimed by the Bears, but he didn’t see the field on defense until injuries in the secondary elevated him from special teams contributor to starting cornerback.
In corresponding roster moves, the Bears have signed linebackers DeMarquis Gates and Terrell Lewis and defensive end Jalyn Holmes from the practice squad to the active roster.