Goes on IR
Chicago placed Mooney (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.
The move comes as little surprise after Bears head coach Matt Eberflus revealed Monday that Mooney would require season-ending surgery to address the right ankle injury he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Jets. The third-year player finishes the season with 40 receptions for 493 yards and two touchdowns across 61 targets in 10 games. The Bears are left with Chase Claypool, Equanimeous St. Brown, Dante Pettis, Byron Pringle, Velus Jones and N'Keal Harry as their healthy options at receiver.
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Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said Tuesday that Mooney (ankle) should be back on the field in some capacity this spring depending on how his rehab process goes, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Mooney ended the season with 40 receptions for 493 yards and two touchdowns over 12 games.
Claypool caught two passes for 29 yards in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and he ended the season with 14 receptions and 140 yards over seven games after being acquired from Pittsburgh.
Herbert rushed 10 times for 50 yards in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18 , and he ended the season with 129 carries for 731 yards and four touchdowns along with nine receptions, 57 yards and another score over 13 games played.
Montgomery rushed seven times for 21 yards in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and he ended the season with 201 carries for 801 yards and two touchdowns along with 34 receptions, 316 yards and another score over 16 games played.
Kmet caught four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18 and ended the season with 50 receptions, 544 yards and seven touchdowns over 17 games played.
St. Brown sustained a knee injury during Sunday's contest against the Vikings.
Pettis (head) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.
St. Brown and the Bears agreed Wednesday on a one-year contract extension, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Fields is dealing with a strained hip and has been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Vikings.