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Bears Place TE Martellus Bennett On I.R. & Sign TE Rob Housler

The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday that they’ve placed TE Martellus Bennett on season-ending injured reserve with a rib injury and signed TE Rob Housler.

Bennett, 28, is in the third year of his four-year, $20.4 million contract that included $5.215 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $4.9 million (2015), and $5.085 million (2016) over the remainder of the contract.

This season, Bennett’s 2015 season comes to an end with him appearing 11 games and recording 53 receptions for 439 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

Housler, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Cardinals who played out his rookie contract with the team. The Browns wound up signing him to a one-year,  $1.76 million contract back in April, but he was placed on injured reserve close to a month ago.

Cleveland wound up waiving him from I.R. on November 17. Housler also landed a workout with the Jets since being waived, but was not offered a contract.

This season, Housler has appeared in six games and recording just a single reception for six yards receiving for the Browns.

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