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Chicago Bears elevate Brandon Dunn, waive Demontre Hurst

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The Chicago Bears have elevated defensive lineman Brandon Dunn from the practice squad to the active roster and they have waived defensive back Demontre Hurst.

The Bears may have use for Dunn with d-lineman Ego Ferguson (knee) listed as questionable (click here for the full injury report) and d-lineman Jeremiah Ratliff serving the 2nd of his three game suspension. The Bears did sign defensive end Lavar Edwards a few days ago (click here for more on him), but he may not be game ready.

Dunn (6'2", 300) received preseason reps all along the Bears' d-line. Last year as a 4-3 defensive tackle he played in 3 games, making 3 tackles with a pass breakup after spending most of the season on the practice squad.

Hurst, who played nickle last year, was being used at safety during the preseason. During the Packers game, Hurst was in for 2 plays on defense and another 8 on special teams, For more on last week's snap counts click here.

With Hurst gone, the two reserve safeties are Brock Vereen and Harold Jones-Quartey.