Bears Place Cornerback On Season-Ending Injured Reserve

His season is over.

The Chicago Bears have placed cornerback Jaylon Johnson on the injured reserve.

Johnson was forced out of the Bears' Week 15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles due to rib and finger injuries. However, he made full practices on Tuesday and Wednesday, a good sign that he would play this week. Unfortunately, on Thursday, he managed to make just a limited practice and was placed on the IR the next day.

According to head coach Matt Eberflus, the team initially thought the finger issue wasn't that serious, but now believe that Johnson may be dealing with a broken ring finger.

The twenty-three-year-old will end his season with 35 total tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and seven passes defended over 11 games. Johnson was a former second-round pick by the Bears in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Johnson will be a free agent at the end of this season.

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