Bears place WR Darnell Mooney, S Eddie Jackson on injured reserve


(670 The Score) The Bears on Tuesday placed receiver Darnell Mooney and safety Eddie Jackson on injured reserve, effectively marking the end of their seasons.

Both players were hurt in the Bears' 31-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday. Mooney is expected to undergo season-ending surgery to repair an ankle injury, while Jackson suffered a Lisfranc injury, NFL Media reported.

Bears coach Matt Eberflus confirmed Mooney's status Monday. Mooney had 40 receptions for 493 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games this season.

"He is our leading receiver," Eberflus said. "But more importantly he is a great teammate. He’s a great leader.

"He's a great Bear."

Jackson is still undergoing further examinations to determine the full extent of his injury. He suffered it on a non-contact play as he tried to break on a pass over the middle. The play resulted in a 54-yard touchdown reception for Jets receiver Garrett Wilson.

Jackson had four interceptions over 12 games this season, marking the second-most picks in his six-year NFL career.

In a corresponding move, the Bears promoted rookie safety A.J. Thomas from the practice squad to their active roster. Chicago is also planning to sign veteran free-agent safety Adrian Colbert, NFL Media reported.

The Bears (3-9) host the Packers (4-8) on Sunday at Soldier Field.

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