CHICAGO — Bears Placé Dakota Dozier Tuesday was the injured reserve, one week after the veteran offensive lineman sustained an apparent leg injury during minicamp practice.
Dozier, 31, was forced to leave the field after he injured his knee during practice on June 14. Dozier did not return to the field for the mandatory minicamp the next two days.
Dozier was competing at left guard for the second-team unit at the time of his injury. He also had reps at right-guard with the first team unit earlier in the spring.
Dozier, who had spent three seasons with them, was signed by the Bears to a one-year contract in March. Minnesota Vikings. Dozier spent most 2021 season on practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster in December. In 2020, he played 16 games at left guard.
Chicago filled the vacant roster spot with a defensive back Jayson StanleyA former undrafted-free agent who signed with Atlanta Falcons In 2019, has played with Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks Green Bay Packers. Stanley played in eight games in 2020 for the Seahawks.