The Bears signed Woods to a reserve/future contract Tuesday.
The rookie linebacker out of Maryland spent the season on Chicago's practice squad after failing to make the 53-man roster. He should have a reasonable opportunity to make the team in 2019.
Woods (hand) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Woods hurt his hand during his preseason debut in early August and he's on the sideline again for Saturday's contest against the Bears. The rookie linebacker is aiming to latch onto the 53-man roster as a reserve linebacker.
Woods injured his hand and will not return to Thursday's preseason opener against the Bengals.
The nature of Woods' injury isn't certain. More information regarding his status will likely be provided when the Bears reconvene for practice this weekend.