Ka'Deem Carey's injury on Monday has forced the Chicago Bears to move someone up from the practice squad and into the active roster. It has been confirmed that Raheem Mostert has now been promoted as one of the team's backup running backs.
Carey suffered a hamstring injury earlier this week during the Bears' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He will most likely not be able to join the team at Week 3's games and since the Bears have promoted Mostert, it seems Carey might be absent for a long time.
Carey's injury is considered as a huge loss for the Bears especially since he is part of Chicago's three-man team with Jordan Howard and Jeremy Langford. But now that Carey is out, Langford has been moved up as the primary running back with Howard right behind him.
As confirmed by Brett Tessler, the agent of Mostert, the 24-year-old athlete has been promoted to the active roster to serve as the team's third-string running back.
"The Chicago Bears have just elevated RB/KR Raheem Mostert to their 53-man roster after signing him to their practice squad last week," Tessler tweeted.
Mostert made his debut in the NFL in 2016 as an undrafted free agent of the Philadelphia Eagles. Playing during the preseason as a member of the team's practice squad, he totaled 351 yards during that year.
In September of that year, the Miami Dolphins signed him but released a month later. He was picked up by the Baltimore Ravens after the team lost Lorenzo Taliaferro to a season-ending injury.
In December 2015, he was claimed off the waivers by the Cleveland Browns but was then released almost a year later to make room for their final roster.
Last week, the Bears signed Mostert to their practice squad.
Moving him up to the active roster certainly provides the Bears the necessary depth that they need in their running back bench. If he performs well, Mostert will most likely be retained in the lineup even if Carey returns to playing condition. Although his spot will move down once this happens, he will still serve as a reliable backup to the Bears' active running backs.