The Chicago Bears announced that defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith has been elevated from the practice squad and that running back Antone Smith has been waived.
Smith, 6' 2", 300 pounds and originally a 3rd round draft pick, has played in 10 games over 2 years with the Jaguars (2012) and Seahawks (2013). He was briefly on the Lions practice squad in 2013 and then back on Seattle's practice squad off and on before being signed by the Bears in October.
The special teams play of Ka'Deem Carey may have led to the Bears waiving Antone Smith. Smith was signed after they placed Jacquizz Rodgers on IR to aid the 3rd phase. Carey has not only received some offensive snaps the last few weeks, but he's been active on special teams.
Chicago also announced that CB De'Vante Bausby and DL Davon Coleman were signed to the practice squad and to that they terminated the practice squad contract of DL Toby Johnson.
Here's a portion of the press release from the Bears about the new practice squad additions.
Bausby entered the NFL this season as an undrafted free agent with the Chiefs out of Pittsburg State. Listed at 6-2, 179 pounds, Bausby appeared in 49 games during his collegiate career, collecting 127 tackles, 11 interceptions, 30 pass break-ups, six sacks and nine TFLs.
Coleman has appeared in four games with one start over two seasons (2014-15) with Dallas after entering the NFL with the Cowboys in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State. Listed at 6-2, 295 pounds, Coleman collected three tackles in those four contests.
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