The Bears have two offensive lineman and long snapper Patrick Scales on injured reserve. The Bears like guard Eric Kush, who is on IR with a torn hamstring. That injury won’t allow him to come back this year and he is going to have a long road to recovery. It would appear as if Chicago will bring him back to camp next summer and let him compete for a backup guard spot.
Hopefully, he heals up right and can compete.
Jordan Morgan, another guard, was the Bears fifth-round draft pick out of tiny Kutztown and is likely one of those players that had the Bears stashed on injured reserve. They must not have wanted him to get away. Morgan went on IR at the start of the year with an injury and won’t be returning this season. It was said that Morgan had a rough training camp but is still of enough interest to the Bears to keep on injured reserve.
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With a strong training camp next year, he may make the active roster as a backup but is likely to be relegated to the practice squad while he develops further.
Chicago currently lists Patrick Scales on their injured reserve report Scales went out of the lineup with an ACL tear in the preseason and was stashed on injured reserve. He will make $615,000 this year the be a free agent in 2018. If the Bears like what they have in their current long snapper, Andrew DePaola, they may let Scales walk.
But when Scales is healthy, he is one of the better long snappers in the league, so we will see what happens to him during the off-season and see if he remains a Chicago Bears.