Bears place standout DL on IR
|Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:47 PM- -|
The Chicago Bears announced on Tuesday that veteran defensive lineman Akiem Hicks has been placed on the injured reserve.
In a corresponding move, the Bears added offensive lineman Alex Bars from the practice squad to the active roster and signed linebacker Fadol Brown to the practice squad.
Hicks being placed on the IR means he will miss at least the next 8 games as he rehabs his elbow.
He suffered a left elbow injury during the Bears' loss to the Raiders on October 6.
For the season, he had six tackles, one fumble recovery, one tackle-for-loss, and a sack.
Since 2016 with the Bears, he has 169 tackles, 24.0 sacks, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and 39 tackles-for-loss.
Bears’ DT Akiem Hicks, placed on IR today, is expected back in 8 weeks, per source. He doesn't need surgery on his elbow.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2019