Bears Place WR on Injured Reserve

The Chicago Bears placed wide receiver N'Keal Harry on injury reserve, the team announced on Thursday.

Harry seems to still be recovering from an ankle injury he suffered during training camp in early August. This likely means the end of the wideout's season if the Bears do not decide to use their IR removal designation on him after at least the first four weeks into regular season. 

The pass-catcher underwent surgery for the high-ankle sprain and his initial timetable to return was approximately eight weeks. This designation also frees up a roster spot for Chicago, who kept Harry on their final league-wide 53-man roster trim on Tuesday. 

Harry, the former first-rounder in 2019, was drafted by the New England Patriots and spent three seasons with them before signing with Chicago this past offseason. 

In his short career thus far, he has caught 57 receptions for 598 yards, four touchdowns, and started 18 out of 33 eligible games. 

The Bears also signed offensive lineman Kellen Diesch and line backer Joe Thomas to their practice squad. 

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