Late last night, while most Chicago sports fans were watching the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago Bears made an addition to their practice squad. For the umpteenth time, defensive back Demontre Hurst was re-signed to their PS.
Hurst was promoted over the weekend, he played on special teams against the Colts, but was cut on Monday to make room for corner De’Vante Bausby.
Here’s how Chicago’s practice squad is currently looking.
58 Jonathan Anderson, ILB
83 Daniel Braverman, WR
60 Cornelius Edison, OL
30 Demontre Hurst, DB
80 Darius Jennings, WR
85 Marcel Jensen, TE
73 Colin Kelly, OL
35 Raheem Mostert, RB
46 Ronald Powell, LB
67 Jimmy Staten, DL
Tight end Busta Anderson is on the practice squad/injured list.
Any of those guys stand out as future call-ups?
The two players that the Bears have on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, OLB Pernell McPhee and WR Marquess Wilson, are eligible to come off the list and start practicing this Friday.
Also eligible to start practicing on Friday is rookie UDFA Roy Robertson-Harris, who is on the reserve/non-football illness list.
Once these guys practice they have a 21 day window to become active members of the 53 man roster.
The Bears plan to have wide out Kevin White undergo surgery this week on his spiral fracture in his leg. The fracture is on a non-weight-bearing bone, so the team believes he may be able to come back this season. Even if he only makes it back for a game or two, the Bears will probably want to get him more 2016 reps.
Jay Cutler did not practice today, but the brace was off his hand and he was spotted throwing a few passes on the side.
Also in case you missed it, there were no try outs yesterday at Halas Hall, so you guys hoping for a new kicker will have to learn to deal with Conner Barth.