The Chicago Bears Injured Reserve Review: Who’s Who on IR

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Jerrell Freeman
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CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 30: Kevin White of the West Virginia Mountaineers holds up a jersey after being chosen
CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 30: Kevin White of the West Virginia Mountaineers holds up a jersey after being chosen /

The Bears have five players from the offense on IR right now. One of them, wide receiver Cameron Meredith, was their most important wide receiver. Now, Chicago goes into the 2017 NFL season without a real true number one wide receiver.

Meredith suffered a torn ACL and a partially torn MCL in his left knee. He will not be ready to come back with the designation this season.

Guard Erick Kush went on injured reserve early in training camp with a torn hamstring. He had surgery soon after to repair the injury. Kush will not be able to recover in time to make it back even with the special designation.

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The Bears like Kush and he is a quality backup who could step in and start it it’s needed. He will be missed. Thanks to his signing a two-year contract with the Bears he will at least be back for training camp and will compete for a roster spot again.

Hopefully, he will be able to fully recover from the injury.

Rookie guard Jordan Morgan was placed on injured reserve during the weekend of final cuts with a shoulder injury. Not much is known about the injury but the Bears may have wanted him to develop him further so they stashed him on IR to keep him from getting away. It’s not out of the question that Chicago could bring him back during the season should they need some help at guard.

Following the Bear’s game with the Falcons, it was announced that wide receiver Kevin White would be placed on injured reserve with a fractured scapula. This is not only troubling for the Bears but also for White who has not been able to stay healthy at all since coming into the NFL.

His absence hurts the Bears passing game but the impact of his loss may be minimal because we don’t know what kind of impact he would have had. It appears as if White will be on the injured reserve list for the entire season although it is not yet known if he will need surgery.