With linebacker Cato June signed as a possible injury replacement for linebacker Lance Briggs, another linebacker has been sent to injured reserve in order to clear a roster spot for June.
Pisa Tinoisamoa, who joined the Bears after being cut by the Rams, signed in the offseason a one-year deal with a $1 million base salary. He has played in only two games, due to a lingering knee injury.
He’s now done for the year.
The Bears also lost Brian Urlacher in Week One to a wrist injury.
So while the Bears’ offense has been anything but a strength this year, the injuries at the second level of the defense, a key component of the Tampa Two base defense the Bears run, have been a major factor in the team’s slide to 4-7.