Biggs: Bears place Tillman, Idonije on IR

The Chicago Bears placed cornerback Charles Tillman and defensive tackle Israel Idonije on injured reserve today.

Tillman suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung when he was hit by the helmet of teammate Craig Steltz in Monday’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings. He was hospitalized and the lung injury will take some time to heal. Idonije suffered a foot injury that will require six weeks to heal, but he is not expected to require surgery.

The team promoted two players from the practice squad to take their places. Woodny Turenne, an undrafted cornerback from Louisville, and quarterback Brett Basanez were elevated. Turenne could see time on special teams in Sunday’s game at Detroit. Basanez will serve as the third quarterback.

The Bears also signed wide receiver Eric Peterman to the practice squad. The undrafted rookie from Northwestern spent training camp with the team.

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