Bears place Will Montgomery on injured reserve

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears center Will Montgomery will miss the remainder of the season because of a broken left fibula.

The team placed Montgomery on injured reserve Tuesday. He broke his leg early in Sunday's 22-20 win over the Oakland Raiders, forcing the Bears to juggle an already short-handed line.

Matt Slauson shifted from left guard and spent most of the game at center. Newly acquired Patrick Omameh came in at Slauson's regular spot. The Bears already were without starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod because of a concussion and shoulder injury.

Montgomery has appeared in 110 games and made 75 starts - 58 at center - for Carolina (2006), the New York Jets (2007-08), Washington (2008-13), Denver (2014) and Chicago (2015).



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