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The Chicago Bears have placed quarterback Connor Shaw and center Hroniss Grasu on season-ending injured reserve.
Shaw, who was vying for a roster spot, suffered a gruesome left leg injury near the end of Saturday's preseason loss to Kansas City. The Chiefs' Rakeem Nunez-Roches stepped on his leg following a pass to Josh Bellamy.
Grasu tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee when he fell without being touched during a practice at Soldier Field in early August.
The Bears also waived linebacker Jarrett Grace, waived linebacker Lamin Barrow with an injury designation and placed linebacker Roy Robertson-Harris on the reserve list with a non-football illness on Tuesday.
The moves left Chicago with 75 active players.
>>Vikings Bridgewater Tears ACL
Vikings starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater tore his ACL at practice on Tuesday, the team has announced. He's scheduled to have surgery in the coming days and the recovery time "will be significant."
After Bridgewater hit the turf, the team immediately stopped practice as trainers rushed to Bridgewater's aid. His teammates began swearing and praying. Roughly 10 minutes later, an ambulance showed up.
Shaun Hill, 36, is Bridgewater's backup. He last started an NFL game during the 2014 season when he was with the Rams. The Vikings will likely consider candidates outside the organization, but the reality is that, with the season less then two weeks away, Hill remains their best option.
During a press conference shortly after Bridgewater was injured, coach Mike Zimmer admitted that losing his starting quarterback was difficult, but that the team would persevere.

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