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Roster Moves: Bears activate Jenkins from IR


The Bears on Friday activated veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins from injured reserve and listed him as questionable for Sunday's game in Carolina.

Jenkins was placed on injured reserve Sept. 24 after hurting his thumb in a Week 2 win over the Giants. According to a rule implemented for this season only due to COVID-19, an unlimited number of players can return to the active roster after spending three games on injured reserve.

Jenkins appeared in the first two contests of the season as a reserve, recording two tackles—both in a Week 1 victory over the Lions. He signed with the Bears April 28, returning for a second stint with the team. Jenkins played in eight games with one start for the Bears in 2017, recording eight tackles.

In addition to the Bears, he has also played for the Saints (2013-16), Seahawks (2016), Giants (2018) and Dolphins (2019). Last year, Jenkins appeared in all 16 games with five starts for Miami, registering 34 tackles, one sack and two tackles-for-loss.

In a corresponding move Friday, the Bears released veteran defensive tackle Daniel McCullers and added him to their practice squad. McCullers was originally signed Sept. 24 when Jenkins was placed on injured reserve, but was inactive in all three games since his arrival.

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