The Bears have placed two more players on injured reserve, with the first being veteran DB Sherrick McManis. The groin injury he suffered during the game against the Giants will end his 2019 season.
This one truly hurts. He is always so consistent and fills the void when an absence arises. He’s also the unsung hero of the special teams unit. So, what happens now? It’s Duke Shelley time. He and Kevin Toliver displayed great teamwork on the special teams unit on Thursday. Being a veteran, McManis will continue to mentor the rookies as much as possible from the sideline.
The second player is Adam Shaheen. He has had quite the career path in Chicago. Like Trey Burton, Shaheen has had a disappointing season that will end with a stay on the injured reserve list. This will most likely end his time in Chicago, as he has one year left on his contract and the team will likely decide to cut him in the offseason. That move would save them around $1.2 million, so it would be a surprise to see Shaheen back in a Bears uniform.
The corresponding moves feature Corey Levin and Eric Saubert. Levin was most recently on the Denver Broncos practice squad, while Saubert comes from the Oakland Raiders practice squad. Both have officially been signed to the 53-man active roster.
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