The Chicago Bears Injured Reserve: Who Was On It To End the Season

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Defensive Players on Injured Reserve

The Bears had a total of four defensive players on injured reserve when the season came to an end. Read on to find out more about them.

Sherrick McManis-McManis is listed as a safety but played special teams, for the most part. He landed on the injured reserve list due to a groin injury with just four games left in the season. McManis has been with the Bears for eight years now and still delivers on special teams. It doesn’t appear as if his groin injury is that serious but his contract is up at the end of this year. Will the Bears bring him back? Should they bring him back? If they can get another good year or two out of him they should. When he’s healthy, he’s consistent.

Roquan Smith-After a tough year Smith found his way onto the injured list thanks to a torn pectoral muscle. He was placed on injured reserve with just three games left to go in the year. Smith had finally started to get out of the slump he was in and play better but the injury took him down. He will be back next year and will be a starter but let’s hope he doesn’t fall into the same “funk” that he was in last year and start hot. The Bears cannot afford to have him break down again.

Danny Trevathan-The inside linebacker suffered a gruesome elbow injury that kept him out for five weeks and then two more weeks on injured reserve. It would appear that the injury will be fully healed by the time training camp starts. But, his contract is up leaving some to wonder what is going to happen to him. Will he still be on the team in 2020 or have we seen the last of Trevathan? If the Bears want continuity at the position they would be smart to keep Trevathan. You can bet that he isn’t going to command a lot of money. The Bears should bring him back and let him finish out his career in Chicago.

Joshua Simmons-Simmons was placed on IR before the season began possibly as a move to stash him there so no other team could grab him. Simmons, a defensive back out of relatively unknown Limestone College in Canada is someone that the Bears might have their eye on for the future and should be around next season, after all, is said and done. His injury was not disclosed.