The 2011s of Jay Cutler and Matt Forte came to their expected conclusions Tuesday when the Bears put their franchise quarterback and running back on injured reserve.
In their roster spots the Bears moved defensive tackle Jordan Miller to the active roster and also signed guard Mansfield Wrotto to the roster.
The Wrotto move bears the unmistakable fingerprints of player personnel director Tim Ruskell, who was president of the Seattle Seahawks when they selected Wrotto in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. Wrotto joins guard Chris Spencer and defensive end Nick Reed, released by the Bears in November, as former Seahawks signed by Ruskell.
Wrotto has played in 27 games, with 12 combined starts at right tackle and both guard spots. He was released by Seattle in 2010, went to the Buffalo Bills and signed a two-year extension with Buffalo worth 2.6 million last March. He was released in the final cutdown by the Bills prior to this season.