Long-time Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer will be placed on injured reserve, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
Hillenmeyer, an eight-year veteran, left the season opener with the with an undisclosed illness. He also missed the team’s preseason finale with an “illness.” Hillenmeyer was healthy enough to conduct a few radio interviews Tuesday morning and said he felt better.
That indicates he probably didn’t know this move was coming. Long “the other linebacker” next to Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs, Hillenmeyer was set to be a versatile reserve this year.
Asked about the illness Tuesday on 670 AM, Hillenmeyer said: “I don’t know exactly the details of all that. You know how Lovie [Smith] is about talking about anything health-related. We’ll leave it