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Santonio Holmes released by the Chicago Bears

Earlier today the Chicago Bears released their 2nd player in as many days. We'll go over the those two moves plus take a peek at their current practice squad.

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One day after releasing cornerback Teddy Williams the Chicago Bears did this,

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="">#Bears</a> have waived WR Santonio Holmes, signed WR Rashad Lawrence to practice squad, and terminated LB Terrell Manning from practice squad.</p>&mdash; Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) <a href="">November 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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I would assume that wide receiver Marquess Wilson is close to being activated and if healthy, he would slide into the #3 WR spot.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="">#Bears</a> WR coach Mike Groh on Marquess Wilson: &quot;He worked hard and got a lot of work (last) week. He looked good.&quot;</p>&mdash; Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="">November 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Santonio Holmes simply wasn't needed any longer. Josh Morgan can fill the backup veteran role and it would seem that Chris Williams will take over the punt return position. As a returner in the CFL, Williams was more prolific returning punts than he was kicks anyway.

Rashad Lawrence, who played collegiately at Northwestern, is 6'1", 196 pounds and he ran a 4.49 forty at his 2014 pro day. He was a co-captain in 2013 and as a Senior he caught 31 balls for 463 yards and a touchdown.

He joins a Bears' practice squad that currently includes WR Josh Bellamy, G Conor Boffeli, DT Brandon Dunn, QB David Fales, S Shamiel Gary, TE Jacob Maxwell and T Jason Weaver.

Do you see any diamonds in the rough among these practice squaders?