The Chicago Bears announced they have placed G Dakota Dozier on injured reserve.
#Bears roster move:
We have signed the following Free Agent: Jayson Stanley (DB, – Georgia)
We have placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:
Dakota Dozier (OL – Furman)
— Bears Communications (@BearsPR) June 21, 2022
The veteran went down with what looked like a serious injury during practices last week. He had been competing to start but instead will miss the season.
To take his spot on the roster, the Bears signed DB Jayson Stanley.
Dozier, 31, is a former fourth-round pick of the Jets back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,520,584 contract with the Jets before returning to New York on a one-year restricted deal worth $1.907 million.
Dozier later signed on with the Vikings in 2019 and returned to Minnesota in 2021 on another one-year contract. He signed with the Bears for the 2022 season.
In 2021, Dozier was active for six games, but did not make a start for the Vikings.