Peterson done for the year

Adrian Peterson came into this season with hopes of competing for a starting job. That dream was short lived and now too is his season as the running back has been placed on Injured Reserve because of an ankle injury.

Adrian Peterson, who injured his ankle on Oct. 19 at Seattle, was the Bears third-leading rusher with 70 yards on 22 carries. The second-year back out of Georgia Southern played in the first three games of the season, earning his first career start at Seattle before sitting out the last three contests as a gameday inactive due to his injured ankle.

As a rookie, the 5-10, 210 pounder ranked fourth on the Bears in rushing (101 yards), third in carries (19) and first among running back with a 5.3 yards per carry average.

With the additional roster spot the Bears signed G Qasim Mitchell from the practice squad to the active roster.

Mitchell was signed to the Bears practice squad on Sept. 15 after spending the past season on the Cleveland Browns Injured Reserve list. He joined the Browns as an undrafted college free agent following the 2002 NFL Draft. The 6-6, 355 pounder out of North Carolina A&T was at training camp with the Browns, released, signed to their practice squad and released Sept. 12 before signing with the Bears.

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