The move comes as no surprise considering the severity of Colombo's injury. He underwent multiple procedures on the knee in the offseason and wasn't ready at the start of training camp.
Publicly the Bears remained optimistic that Marc Colombo would return this season, but in private they knew the chances of him playing this year were slim as far back as July.
The Bears released LB Chris Demaree from the practice squad and signed WR Jimmy Fryzel in his place. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fryzel was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent following the 2003 NFL Draft where he spent training camp with the Dolphins, caught one pass for 16 yards during the preseason and was waived Aug. 23. The 5-11, 195 pounder out of Central Florida was then signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad (9/9) and was released Sept. 23. During his four-year collegiate career, he played in 43 games with 23 starts recording 137 receptions for 2,469 yards and 10 touchdowns.