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Bears add Armando Allen, place Lorenzo Booker on IR

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Typically, a team deactivates a player that may not be available to suit up.  The Bears on Saturday decided to shut him down for the year.

Running back Lorenzo Booker, questionable for the season opener with a head injury, has been placed on injured reserve.  The Bears announced the move Saturday afternoon.

Replacing him on the roster is running back Armando Allen, who was elevated from the practice squad.

Linebacker Patrick Trahan also was waived, putting the roster at 52.

The decision to part ways with Trahan makes little sense, given that he already will be paid for Week One.  Unless the Bears plan to sign someone else before Sunday, it’s hard not to wonder whether Trahan did something he shouldn’t have done.

UPDATE 4:21 p.m. ET:  As initially announced by the Bears, Booker had been released.  In a corrected announcement, the Bears explained that Booker was placed on injured reserve.

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9 Responses to “Bears add Armando Allen, place Lorenzo Booker on IR”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 8, 2012 2:46 PM

    Theyre scared of Luck…
    Its time to go Bears hunting! !!!!!

  2. mazblast says: Sep 8, 2012 3:03 PM

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I just wanted to say to peytonsneck18 that your thought process must be an amazing thing. How on Earth did you ever get from the Bears cutting a couple of guys to “There scared of Luck”?

  3. mendenhallfumblemachine says: Sep 8, 2012 3:05 PM

    Yeah im sure their terrified of some neck bearded monotone white guy.

  4. ninjapleazee says: Sep 8, 2012 4:27 PM

    Lorenzo Booker was placed on IR not waived so they signed Armando Allen

  5. larryboodry says: Sep 8, 2012 4:30 PM

    Shame about Booker, I hope his head injury isn’t more serious than originally thought…As for peytonsneck18, I bet he will be strangely silent tomorrow around 4pm.

  6. chi01town says: Sep 8, 2012 5:26 PM

    Chicago is not afraid of a rookie QB
    ask RG3. That defense is seasoned an will know how to force Luck into mistakes. the Bears will smoke the Colts 37/9 an packers fans will be scared to death win they see RANDY MOSS get off the bus

  7. deiong says: Sep 8, 2012 6:42 PM

    why would they be scared of a guy that didnt look to great out there during preseason?

  8. ososrule says: Sep 8, 2012 8:18 PM

    No one is scared except for Andrew Luck! He will be running from Peppers and Idonije as they will give a solid Bears “D” welcome to the NFL to lil rookie !!!!

  9. ososrule says: Sep 8, 2012 8:19 PM

    No one is scared except for Andrew Luck! He will be running from Peppers and Idonije as they will give a solid Bears “D” welcome to the NFL for the lil rookie !!!!

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