Bears place defensive tackle on IR, sign Steelers DT


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Jenkins is a talented nose tackles (Junfu Han - USA Today Sports)
Jenkins is a talented nose tackles (Junfu Han - USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Bears announced on Thursday that they have placed defensive tackle John Jenkins on the injured reserve with a ligament tear in his thumb.

Jenkins was injured during Sunday's win against the Giants and played through it. He will be out at least three games because of him being placed on the injured reserve. He will be eligible to be play for the Oct. 18 game against the Panthers. Hopefully, he is ready to go then and not a long-term injury.

In two games, Jenkins has two tackles.

In a corresponding move, the team signed 6-7 foot, 350 pound mammoth nose tackle Daniel McCullers off the Steelers' practice squad.

He has played 73 total games with the Steelers and had 41 tackles and 2.5 sacks since 2014.

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