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Bears put Rolle on IR with knee injury

The Bears on Monday placed safety Antrel Rolle on injured reserve with a sprained MCL in his knee that he sustained Nov. 20 in a non-contact practice.

Rolle started seven games in his first season with the Bears, recording 45 tackles and one pass breakup. He missed two contests earlier in the year due to an ankle injury.


The Bears placed safety Antrel Rolle on injured reserve with a sprained MCL.

When Rolle signed with the Bears in March after spending his first 10 NFL seasons with the Cardinals (2005-09) and Giants (2010-14), he had started 80 straight games—the third longest active streak among NFL safeties—and had missed just one contest over the previous nine years.

The Bears filled Rolle's spot on the 53-man roster with rookie tackle Tayo Fabuluje. The sixth-round draft pick from TCU had a roster exemption last week after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Fabuluje has played in four games this season.

In other injury news, coach John Fox revealed Monday that receiver Marquess Wilson underwent surgery to repair a foot injury also suffered in practice. He was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Wilson appeared in the first 11 games this season with six starts, catching a career-high 28 passes for 464 yards and one touchdown. The 2013 seventh-round pick from Washington State has played in 28 games with 13 starts over three seasons, catching 47 passes for 617 yards and two TDs.

Cornerback Sherrick McManis experienced concussion symptoms after Sunday's loss to the Redskins and is going through the league's protocol. The six-year veteran played nickel back against Washington in place of the injured Bryce Callahan and also recorded a team-high three special-teams tackles.

Fox declined to say what the Bears intend to do with rookie receiver Kevin White, who must be placed on the 53-man roster or season-ending injured reserve by 3 p.m. Tuesday. The seventh overall pick in this year's draft from West Virginia has practiced the past two weeks for the first time since he sustained a stress fracture in his shin during OTA workouts in June.

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