Luckily, the Chicago Bears don’t have as many players land on injured reserve as they did last season. Yes, there are some critical guys on IR, but the numbers are down, considerably, from last season.
Right now, Chicago has a total of ten players on injured reserve. Last season, they ended the year with a total of 22 players on the dreaded injury list.
This year is starting out better.
If you look at the players they have on IR; there are some who are high impact guys. Guys like Quintin Demps and Jerrell Freeman were starters during the season and had a big impact when they left. There are other players that Chicago may have just “stashed” on the injured list. Perhaps they are keeping those players there, so other teams don’t get them. Guys like Deiondre’ Hall and Jordan Morgan fall into that category.
Which players are which? Why are these players on IR and could we possibly see a couple of them again this season?
Let’s look at the list, divided up into groups of three, with one exception, and see why that respective player is on the injury list, what his injury is and what his outlook is. We will see if that player will make it back yet this season or if that player will spend the rest of the year on injured reserve. There will also be a prediction for the future of that player beyond this season.
Will some of these guys be around next season or will they be gone before the Bears’ hit the practice field next summer? Let’s find out.