The Chicago Bears released WR Dante Pettis Wednesday.
Pettis was placed on season-ending injured reserve in August and will now be released with an injury settlement. The 27-year-old registered 245 yards and three touchdowns on 19 receptions in 2022 with Chicago and was in the mix to make the 53-man roster this offseason. Pettis will be able to sign with another team if healthy.
The Chicago Bears are placing WR Dante Pettis on injured reserve, ending his 2023 campaign.
It's unclear what the nature of Pettis' injury is, but he was fighting for a roster spot as a depth WR. Pettis played 17 games, starting seven, for Chicago in 2022. His 245 yards and three touchdowns were the most since his rookie year in 2018 with the 49ers. He will miss the 2023 season and can return in 2024.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, WR Dante Pettis will start training camp on the Chicago Bears' non-football injury list.
Pettis started seven games for the Bears in 2022 and re-signed with the team in April. His 245 yards were his most in a season since 2018, his rookie year with the 49ers, and the third-most yards by any WR on the Bears in 2022. Pettis played on 51% of the team's snaps in 2022 and could see a tick down in 2023 with more health and the addition of DJ Moore.
Dante Pettis is officially active for Chicago's game in Detroit in Week 17.
Fields has shown some chemistry with Pettis previously. In a game with such a high expected total, he could have some value.
Dante Pettis (ankle) s questionable to play in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.
Pettis is dealing with an ankle injury that will leave his status for Sunday up in the air. It's unclear how serious it is exactly, and the team will likely see how he's feeling on game day before making a decision. If he's out, rookie Velus Jones Jr. will likely have to step up as the WR3 on Chicago's offense in his absence.