Scruggs (knee) was placed on IR Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. Scruggs signed with the Patriots two weeks ago and appeared in their last two games prior to injuring his knee. It remains unclear what the specifics of his knee injury are but he'll now have more than enough time to recover. As the last tight end option on the team, his absence won't impact the offense greatly.
Scruggs is out for Sunday's game against Cincinnati due to a knee injury. Scruggs was limited at practice Wednesday before being held out completely on Thursday and Friday, indicating he may have suffered the injury at practice. His next chance to return will be against the Steelers in Week 7.
Scruggs signed a contract with the Patriots on Saturday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. Just days after being waived by the Bears, Scruggs has resurfaced on a Patriots team that already employs a quartet of tight ends. He'll likely see the near-majority of his playing time on special teams.
Scruggs (chest) had one pass target, but failed to record a reception Thursday against the Browns. Although he's now healthy enough to play, Scruggs could be on the roster bubble as the team trims its roster to 53 players. He currently is near the bottom of the depth chart at tight end.
Scruggs will not play in Thursday's preseason opener due to a bruised lung, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. It is unclear when Scruggs sustained this injury, but it is severe enough to keep him out of action in the preseason opener. The 25-year-old tight end currently projects as the fourth tight end on the Bears depth chart, so he is competing for a roster spot.
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