The Bears placed Antrel Rolle on injured reserve with a sprained MCL in his right knee, as Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune writes. The move will clear a spot for the return of tackle Tayo Fabuluje from a four-game suspension.
The veteran safety hurt his knee on the final play of a non-contract practice Nov. 20 and never returned from it. Fabuluje, meanwhile, has been out for roughly a month after testing positive for an appetite suppressant during training camp.
Fabuluje, a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft, was not in Chicago’s starting lineup this season, but he was a part of the field goal unit and present in goal-line and short-yardage situations.