(CBS) Bears running back Jacquizz Rodgers has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list with a broken right arm, coach John Fox said Monday.
Rodgers suffered the injury while playing special teams in Sunday’s 18-17 at Kansas City. He had 14 carries for 41 yards in the season’s first five games.READ MORE: Transgender Attorneys Says Judges And Clerks Have Harassed Her; Fights For Change
To help fill his void, Chicago has signed running back Antone Smith, a 30-year-old who appeared in 10 games and had 23 carries for the Falcons last season.
Rodgers’ absence means rookie running back Jeremy Langford will likely see his role increase a bit. He has 10 carries for 24 yards this season.READ MORE: Death Investigation Underway After Man Found Unresponsive On CTA Red Line Platform In Old Town
In other news, Fox declined to specify or share any details on linebacker Shea McClellin’s knee injury. It’s not clear whether he’ll be available to play next Sunday when Chicago visits Detroit.
The status of receiver Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) also remains unclear. He’s missed the team’s past four games after playing in the season opener.MORE NEWS: Food Delivery Driver Shot And Killed While Sitting In Car In Little Italy
Fox shed little light on Jeffery’s progress, other than to say the frustration surrounding his absence is “understandable” on all sides.