The Bears on Monday designated guard Teven Jenkins to return from injured reserve, opening a 21-day window to put him back on the active roster.
Jenkins missed the first four games of the season after being placed on injured reserve Aug. 31. He had been working as the Bears' starting left guard since the start of the offseason program.
A 2021 second-round pick from Oklahoma State, Jenkins showed resiliency last year in forging a role at a new position. He missed the first week of training camp with an injury, was the subject of trade rumors and then lined up as the third-team right tackle upon returning to practice. But he switched to right guard midway through camp and flourished there, playing in 13 games with 11 starts.
Jenkins was moved to left guard after the Bears signed veteran right guard Nate Davis in free agency.