Bears Place OLB Leonard Floyd On IR, Promote DL Howard Jones


The Chicago Bears announced Thursday that they’ve placed OLB Leonard Floyd (right knee MCL, PCL) on injured reserve and promoted DL Howard Jones to their active roster.

During the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Lions, Bears CB Kyle Fuller collided with Floyd’s knee while attempting to make a tackle and was later taken off the field on a cart.

Floyd, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Bears back in 2016. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $15.7 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $1.88 million and $2.6 million over the final two years of the agreement.

Floyd’s contract includes a fifth-year option for Chicago to pick up in 2019.

In 2017, Floyd appeared in 10 games and recorded 35 tackles, 5.5 sacks, a fumble recovery, a safety and two pass defenses for the Bears.

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