Bears’ Pernell McPhee done for the season with a shoulder injury

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Pernell McPhee went on IR on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

Another Bears veteran will finish the season on injured reserve: outside linebacker Pernell McPhee.

The Bears put him on IR Wednesday, four days after he injured his shoulder on a screen play against the Lions. McPhee had missed the previous game with a shoulder injury, too.

It’s fair to wonder whether McPhee has played his last game with the Bears. The Bears can part with McPhee at no financial cost; his salary otherwise is $7.57 million, a steep price for the oft-injured linebacker. McPhee will have appeared in 27 of a possible 48 games over his three years with the Bears.

He had four sacks in each of the last two seasons.

The Bears have 15 players on injured reserve.

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