Former Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller runs from the grasp of Washington linebacker Mason Foster during the 2018 season. Miller is on the Bears' active roster for Monday night.
Former Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller runs from the grasp of Washington linebacker Mason Foster during the 2018 season. Miller is on the Bears' active roster for Monday night.

CHICAGO – The Bears activated RB Lamar Miller from the practice squad Monday afternoon, and Miller is active for Monday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field.

The team signed Miller following Tarik Cohen’s season-ending ACL tear earlier this season. Miller has been on the practice squad since early October.

Miller is expected to play a big role Monday with starting RB David Montgomery out due to a concussion. The Bears also have Ryan Nall, Cordarrelle Patterson and rookie Artavis Pierce available at the running back position.

Miller, who twice ran for more than 1,000 yards in a season, tore his ACL in the 2019 preseason as a member of the Houston Texans. He hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2018.

The Bears also activated C Cody Whitehair from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Whitehair hasn’t played since suffering a calf injury against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 26, then testing positive for COVID-19 days later.

The Bears also brought up DT Daniel McCullers, OL Eric Kush and QB Tyler Bray to the active roster from the practice squad for Monday night’s game.

QB Mitch Trubisky (shoulder) was designated inactive for the second consecutive game. Other inactives for the Bears are Montgomery, DB Sherrick McManis, C Sam Mustipher, DT Anthony Rush, DT John Jenkins and LB Trevis Gipson.

WR Allen Robinson (knee), TE Cole Kmet (groin), OL Jason Spriggs (knee) and LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) are active and expected to play.

Monday Night Football kicks off at 7:15 p.m.

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