Bears HC John Fox announced Monday that they will be placing WR Eddie Royal on injured reserve with a toe injury, per Jeff Dickerson.
Royal, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Broncos back in 2008. He signed a three-year contract with the Chargers back in March of 2012.
Last year, he appeared in all 16 games and caught 62 passes for 778 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 43 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.
After four seasons in Denver, Royal departed and signed a three-year contract with the Chargers in March of 2012.
The Bears elected to sign him to a three-year, $15 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed a few years ago. Royal stands to make a base salary of $5 million for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Royal appeared in nine games and caught 33 passes for 369 yards receiving and touchdowns. He also contributed 166 punt return yards on a touchdown on special teams. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 87 receiver out of 118 qualifying players.