Bears promoted DB Michael Joseph to their active roster.
Bears signed WR Alex Wesley to their practice squad.
Per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions ownership group of Martha Ford, Sheila Ford and Rod Wood sent a letter to season-ticket holders affirming they are committed to HC Matt Patricia through 2020, but they expect to be playoff contenders next year.
Patricia told reporters that nothing new happened with QB Matthew Stafford‘s back injury to prompt his placement on injured reserve, they mainly just needed the roster spot with all of their other injuries. (Michael Rothstein)
Patricia noted getting to a point where he could deal with contact was the hurdle Stafford was never able to overcome in his rehab. (Rothstein)