Bears’ Roy Robertson-Harris Done For The Year

The Bears have slipped up the past few weeks with three straight losses as the offense has been unable to get going, and now their defense is taking a blow. Defensive tackle Roy Robertson-Harris will have season-ending shoulder surgery, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link).

Robertson-Harris has started six of eight games so far this season, and usually plays around half the snaps as a run-stuffer. He’s also shown a bit as a pass-rusher the last couple years, notching 2.5 sacks last season and three the year before. An UDFA from UTEP back in 2016, he’s already carved out a nice career for himself. He missed his entire rookie season on the NFI list, but became an immediate contributor as a sophomore.

The team thought highly enough of him to place a second-round tender on the restricted free agent this past offseason to prevent teams from poaching him. That paid him a little over $3.2MM for this season. The big fella will hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent this March, and Rapoport writes that he’s headed toward a “nice payday in free agency.”

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