The Chicago Bears placed wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and nose tackle Eddie Goldman (ankle) on injured reserve on Wednesday. Defensive linemen Greg Scruggs and Terry Williams were signed to take their spots on the active roster.

Via the Bears' official Twitter account:

Jeffery, 25, has struggled to stay healthy this season. He has been dealing with calf, groin and hamstring injuries since training camp, costing him a total of seven games. In the nine games in which he did play, Jeffery caught 54 passes for 807 yards and four touchdowns.

Goldman, a second-round rookie, will miss his first game of the year in Week 17. He started 12 games as the anchor of Chicago's defense, making him a successful draft pick. The 332-pounder recorded 22 tackles and 4.5 sacks before injuring his ankle last Sunday.

Although Goldman has a bright future with the Bears, Jeffery is about to reach the end of his rookie contract and will be free to sign with another team in free agency next spring.