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Bears Place DT John Jenkins on Injured Reserve, Sign Daniel McCullers

The Chicago Bears have placed DT John Jenkins on injured reserve and signed Daniel McCullers from the Steelers practice squad.

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The Chicago Bears will be without another piece of their starting defensive line with the injury to defensive tackle John Jenkins. The team placed him on injured reserve today after he suffered a ligament tear in his thumb against the Giants on Sunday.

Jenkins replaced Eddie Goldman when he opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns and will now miss a large chunk of the season.

To replace the gaping hole left by his hand injury, the Bears have signed Daniel McCullers from the Steelers practice squad.

Let’s hope we can see plenty of this when he gears up and embraces the new orange and blue colors. He does not have a ton of top-level experience, as evidenced below:

Defense & Fumbles Table
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Comb Solo Ast TFL QBHits Sfty AV
201422PIT92910.0211011
201523PIT621200.5844011
201624PIT93161000011.017107252
201725PIT93500.0110110
201826PIT931511.0523111
201927PIT93160000010.0835001
Career733000022.5412120496
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/24/2020.

Hopefully, playing alongside Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn will increase his aggressive defense.


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