Bears rookie WR Velus Jones Jr. active against Giants, will make NFL debut


(670 The Score) Bears rookie receiver Velus Jones Jr. is active against the Giants on Sunday and will make his NFL debut.

A third-round pick of the Bears in April, Jones had been sidelined with a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the team's first three games. But he returned to practice this week and made progress to play.

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Jones' arrival to the Bears' offense comes after the team placed veteran receiver Byron Pringle (quad) on injured reserve this past week.

The Bears' inactives for Sunday are running back David Montgomery (ankle/knee), cornerback Jaylon Johnson (quad), kicker Cairo Santos (personal), safety Dane Cruikshank (hamstring), linebacker Matt Adams (hamstring), tight end Ryan Griffin (Achilles) and offensive lineman Ja'Tyre Carter.

With Santos ruled out, the Bears signed veteran kicker Michael Badgley to their practice squad Saturday and elevated him to the active roster.

The Bears (2-1) and Giants (2-1) kick off at noon CT on Sunday from MetLife Stadium.

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