Bears lose kicker Gould, sign Mare
Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left calf.
The Bears placed Gould on injured reserve Tuesday and signed veteran kicker Olindo Mare to a one-year contract. They also placed cornerback Sherrick McManis (knee) and safety Craig Steltz (chest) on IR while signing linebacker Jerry Franklin to a two-year deal, elevating receiver Joe Anderson from the practice squad and waiving offensive lineman Andre Gurode.
Gould strained his left calf in warm-ups before Sunday’s loss at Minnesota, and punter Adam Podlesh handled kickoffs in his place.
■ Left guard Willie Colon had surgery on his left knee and could be out for the season. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said rookie David DeCastro will be worked in at right guard during practice this week and could start Sunday at Dallas.
Eagles: Quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy returned to practice and could be active for Thursday’s game against Cincinnati. Both players have been sidelined by concussions since November. Each still must be cleared by a neurologist and the team doctor before playing in a game.
49ers: Defensive end Demarcus Dobbs was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a right knee problem.
Jaguars: Starting guard Mike Brewster (left hand) was placed on injured reserve and running back Keith Toston was signed.
Jets: Wide receiver Braylon Edwards was awarded to New York off waivers from Seattle. Edwards helped New York to consecutive trips to the AFC title game in 2009 and 2010.
Packers: Defensive tackle Jordan Miller was promoted from the practice squad and linebacker Vic So’oto was released.
Patriots: Wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth was placed on season-ending injured reserve with an ankle injury. Stallworth, who signed with the Patriots last week, caught a 63-yard TD pass in Monday’s win over the Texans.
Ravens: Rookie cornerback Asa Jackson was suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
Titans: Chris Johnson has become just the eighth player in NFL history to run for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first five seasons, topping the plateau in Sunday’s loss. The others in are Barry Sanders, Curtis Martin, Eric Dickerson, Tony Dorsett, Corey Dillon, Eddie George and LaDanian Tomlinson.