The Bears on Saturday ruled nose tackle Eddie Goldman out of Sunday's game against the Browns while also flexing veteran defensive tackle Margus Hunt from the practice squad to the active roster.
Goldman will miss his third straight game due to a knee injury he sustained in practice on Labor Day. The 2015 second-round pick did not practice Friday and was listed as questionable after being limited Wednesday and Thursday. He did not travel to Cleveland with the Bears.
Goldman, who opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, has not played in a regular season game since December 2019.
Hunt, meanwhile, was signed to the Bears practice squad Sept. 8. He was also flexed onto the active roster last weekend and played three snaps on defense and three on special teams in a win over the Bengals.
Born in Estonia, Hunt joined the Bears having appeared in 104 NFL games with 26 starts in nine seasons with the Bengals (2013-16 and 2020), Colts (2017-19) and Saints (2020), registering 114 tackles, 26 tackles-for-loss and 8.5 sacks. The 6-8, 295-pounder was selected by Cincinnati in the second round of the 2013 draft out of SMU.