The Bears on Saturday activated wide receiver Brandon Rideau from the practice squad and placed veteran offensive tackle Fred Miller on injured reserve, effectively ending his season, and likely career, with the team.
Rideau has spent most of his four-year NFL career on practice squads, with the Cleveland Browns during his rookie season in 2005, and with the Bears in 2006. Last year, he was waived in the preseason but later returned for the season finale against the Saints, against whom he was inactive.
Marty Booker is out for this Sunday’s game against the Rams so either Rideau or rookie Earl Bennett could be active in his place.
Rookie Chris Williams figures to take Miller’s place as the primary backup at tackle.