Hunter Hillenmeyer placed on IR

The Bears have decided to put veteran LB Hunter Hillenmeyer on IR Tuesday:

Hillenmeyer was cleared to play in the season opener versus the Lions, but left the game after becoming ill. “I have mixed emotions,” Hillenmeyer said in a statement released by the team. “I respect the decision of [general manager] Jerry [Angelo] and [coach] Lovie [Smith] to place me on injured reserve. Concussions by nature are harder to evaluate than other injuries. While this is probably in my best interest and the team’s, it is hard to accept the fact that my season is over in one game. “As someone who has been in the forefront of player advocacy of concussion awareness, I’m happy to see my team err on the side of caution. But when it is my season that is cut short, it makes the complexity of the issues really hit home.”

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