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Chicago Bears elevate John Timu, waive Ziggy Hood, add 2 to the practice squad

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Besides the expected news on rookie wide receiver Kevin White, the Chicago Bears also announced a couple other moves today as well.

They have elevated inside linebacker John Timu from the practice squad and waived defensive lineman Ziggy Hood.

Timu was a surprising member of the opening day 53 man roster after being an undrafted free agent from the University of Washington. He played the first 4 games this year on special teams before being waived, but then he was immediately brought back to the practice squad where he has been ever since.

Ziggy Hood has appeared in two games this season after being signed back in October when the Bears waived Jeremiah Ratliff.

With the Bears' playoff chances really, really slim, what are your thoughts on Timu getting some playing time at inside linebacker these next three weeks?

To fill the two spots on the practice squad the Bears signed defensive lineman Toby Johnson and WR/TE Marcus Lucas.

Here's their press release.

Listed at 6-3, 312 pounds, Johnson entered the NFL this season with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Georgia. Johnson also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Listed at 6-4, 235 pounds, Lucas entered the NFL in 2014 with Carolina as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Missouri. He spent the entire 2014 regular season on the Panthers practice squad. Lucas also spent time with the Miami Dolphins.

Thoughts on these moves?