Bears place Khalil Mack on injured reserve

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The Bears made it official Friday by placing edge rusher Khalil Mack on season-ending injured reserve. The team announced Mack will undergo foot surgery next week, confirming a report earlier in the day.

“With him, it’s been the last several weeks just trying to get right,” coach Matt Nagy said, via Larry Mayer of the team website. “I think we did everything as far as trying to attack it the right way with him, and I know he’s put a lot of time and energy in trying to get back and see where things are at. But this is where we’re at.

“I know he’s frustrated, because he’s such a competitor. But this is the best thing for him and the best situation to be able to help him out and get it fixed.”

The six-time Pro Bowler was injured in Week 3 but played through it the next four games before missing two more games. He finishes the season with 19 tackles, six sacks and six tackles for loss.

The Bears did not announce a corresponding move, but Nagy said there is a “strong possibility” that the team will activate safety Deon Bush off injured reserve in time to play Sunday against the Ravens. Bush has missed the past three games after injuring his quad Oct. 17 in a loss to the Packers.

7 responses to “Bears place Khalil Mack on injured reserve

  1. The Bears were leading the league in sacks, he injured his foot that has absolutely nothing to do with performance. Khalil Mack was worth every bit of that trade and the Raiders still suck. Nagy is terrible and Pace is worse. To keep things honest, the Bears season was over after the Green Bay loss. Nagy and Pace are cleaning out their offices and Mack will be traded to begin the rebuild around Fields.

  2. Jacobs gets dinged up, but he is still on the upside of his career, whereas it appears Mack is a force when he can play, but the number of games per year is declining. Think of the opportunity cost of Mack’s hit on the salary cap and the players that were not there because of the proportion of Mack’s salary. I would say that each team got what they wanted, but in the long term, the Raiders have an All-Pro running back that is only going to get better. And sadly, Mack wanted Aaron Donald money, but he just isn’t as good. If we start talking playoff sacks per dollar, then it looks even worse for the Bears…

  3. The Bears defense has aged out. This is a very bad indicator for the Monster of the Midway.


  4. Time for a good rendition of Nearer MY God to Thee at Soldiers Field. We’ll miss Nagy and Pace but not that much

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