Bears put Byron Pringle on injured reserve

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Wide receiver Byron Pringle won’t be part of the Bears lineup in the coming weeks.

The Bears announced that Pringle has been placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Pringle injured his calf in Sunday’s win over the Texans and will have to miss four games before he will be eligible to return to active duty.

Pringle signed with the Bears as a free agent this offseason. He had two catches for 23 yards in the first three weeks of the season.

The Bears signed linebacker Joe Thomas off of the practice squad to fill Pringle’s roster spot. He started and had five tackles against the Texans after being elevated from the practice squad on a temporary basis.

6 responses to “Bears put Byron Pringle on injured reserve

  1. Between this development and 3rd-round draft pick Velus Jones (and only legitimate speed threat) being a complete nonfactor so far this season (Kevin White, anyone?), even the token efforts by the new regime to give weapons to Justin Fields are not working out at all. Bears fans can look for a whole lot of the run game in the Bears’ offensive gameplans this year and hope DCs can’t figure out how to stop it.

  2. The WR corps has taken a lot of injuries this season and they weren’t deep to begin with. Tough loss as we need every set of hands we can get to give Fields some targets.

  3. Velus Jones better be good because the cupboard is bare at WR. I’m not even sure it matters the way Fields throws the ball. Probably the worst 2-1 team in the league right now.

  4. Two catch’s for 23 yards in three games. So you’re telling they lost their top receiver.

  5. He has been unimpressive so this is no great loss. Bears have arguably worst wide receiving group in league.

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