Bears WR Royal to miss rest of season because of toe injury

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox looks up the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) Receiver Eddie Royal will miss the Chicago Bears’ final two games because of a toe injury.

Royal will become the 18th Bears player on injured reserve after coach John Fox announced Monday that the nine-year veteran is done for the year.

Sidelined since Nov. 27, Royal has been limited to nine games in each of his two seasons in Chicago after agreeing to a three-year deal in March 2015. He caught 33 passes for 369 yards this year after finishing with 37 receptions for 238 yards and a TD last season.

Royal has 408 catches for 4,357 yards and 28 touchdowns with Denver, San Diego and Chicago.

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