Bears To Place TE Adam Shaheen On IR

September 02, 2018 - 2:17 pm

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- The Bears will place tight end Adam Shaheen on injured reserve due to a foot/ankle injury, general manager Ryan Pace told reporters at Halas Hall on Sunday.

Shaheen is expected to be designated for a return later this season if his recovery goes accordingly, Pace said. He isn't eligible for that return until after Week 6 of the regular season.

Shaheen suffered the injury during the Bears' preseason game at Denver on Aug. 18. The team had been exploring multiple opinions for Shaheen's health. Surgery wasn't required for Shaheen, who has been around Halas Hall but in a walking boot.

A second-round pick of the Bears in 2017, Shaheen posted 12 receptions for 127 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games his rookie season, which ended prematurely due to a shoulder injury.

The Bears kept four other tight end on their 53-man roster in Trey Burton, Dion Sims, Ben Braunecker and Daniel Brown. Center Hroniss Grasu was released by the Bears on Sunday in a move that opened the roster spot for outside linebacker Khalil Mack, who acquired by trade Saturday.

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