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

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Jerrell Freeman
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Jerrell Freeman /
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The Bears currently have just two players on injured reserve from the defensive side of the ball. Safety Deiondre’ Hall is on IR with a hamstring injury but if it’s healed up, he can return after week eight. The question is, will the Bears use one of their two spots to have a player return on Hall? Unless the safety position is in serious trouble he may stay on IR for the entire season.

Perhaps the second most frustrating injury the Bears have had so far is the pectoral tear that linebacker Jerrell Freeman suffered on Sunday. He is now on injured reserve and will have surgery to repair the tear. It’s been confirmed that he will be out for the entire year. This is a serious blow to the Bears’ defense. He’s been one of their best players on defense and a true team leader.

The Bears will miss what he brings on Sundays.

I am going to throw long snapper Patrick Scales in here because he is the only special teams player on injured reserve. Scales landed on the list with a torn ACL and will be out for the year. The Bears are keeping Scales on IR but there have been rumors that say they are going to give him an injury settlement and then waive him but that hasn’t happened yet.

Scales contract ends at the end of this season so the Bears aren’t tied to him any longer but if he heals right he might be back in Bourbonnais for training camp next summer.