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Chicago Bears sign LB Danny Mason and QB Justin Worley to the practice squad

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Yesterday the Chicago Bears elevated quarterback David Fales to the active roster from the practice squad and they terminated the practice squad contract of corner Terrence Mitchell.

Today they filled those two practice squad spots with linebacker Danny Mason and quarterback Justin Worley.

Mason was a four year starter for Texas A&M-Commerce, graduating in 2013, and his first professional action came in 2014 with the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League. He signed with the Denver Broncos on January 1st, 2015, and was released in September.

At his 2013 pro day he ran a 4.83 forty, with 19 reps of 225lbs on the bench and a 31' vertical.

Worley is an UDFA out of Tennessee, where he started 17 of 24 career games, completing 59% of his passes for 3,556 yards, 23 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. He had a shoulder injury that kept him from finishing the 2014 season for the Volunteers.

Here's a little scouting report on the 6'4" 220 pound Worley from

Positive: Nice-sized pocket passer with solid physical skills. Possesses a quick release, shows a solid deep arm and the ability to get the ball downfield. Puts touch on throws and gives his receivers a chance on corner or fade patterns. Natural looking off the safety, displays a sense of timing and patient in the pocket. Quick footed with the ability to escape the rush then gets outside the pocket to make the throw on the move. Relatively accurate with nice pass placement.

Negative: Does not always find the defensive back and will force the ball into covered targets. Has a long injury history and struggles to stay healthy.

Analysis: Whirly is a nice-sized passer with good accuracy but has struggled to stay healthy. He needs to improve his decision-making as well as show durability but is worth consideration on a practice squad.

What are your thoughts on these two practice squad additions?