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 now hits the free agent market after failing to record a reception all season. He played mostly on special teams and could attract the attention of a team looking to add some tight end depth.
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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