Bears coach Lovie Smith confirmed the retirement of RT John Tait at the NFL Combine on Saturday.
The Bears issued a statement on their team website saying they want RT John Tait to continue playing in 2009.
Bears RT John Tait is reportedly set to walk away from the final year of his contract and retire.
Bears OT John Tait has moved to right tackle.
John Tait (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice, but ran on the sidelines.
Bears LT John Tait (ankle) is expected to sit out Sunday's game.
John Tait wore a boot on his right foot after leaving Sunday's game with an ankle injury.
Bears T John Tait left Sunday's game with an ankle injury. He will not return.
Bears LT John Tait recently underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery.
LT John Tait (ankle) was upgraded to probable after practicing Thursday.
Bears LT John Tait (questionable, ankle) and LG Ruben Brown (probable, shoulder) are iffy to play in Week 17.
LT John Tait (ankle) missed practice Thursday and is listed as questionable.
Bears LT John Tait (questionable, ankle) missed Wednesday's practice.
LT John Tait (ankle) said Sunday that he'd like to return in Week 16, but won't rush things.