The Chicago Bears have made a few roster moves today.
Just moments ago they announced that defensive back Demontre Hurst was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster. To make room for Hurst, they have waived cornerback Jacoby Glenn.
Hurst has bounced back and forth from the practice squad to the active roster for three years now, Glenn spent most of last year on the practice squad, but he started three of the seven games he appeared in this season. The Bears had Glenn down for 26 tackles, one interception, 6 pass breakups and one forced fumble this year. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, the Bears could add him to their practice squad.
Also earlier today, the team has added former Titans running back David Cobb to the practice squad. To make room for Cobb, the team released tight end Marcel Jensen.
The official announcement:
#Bears announce the (above) roster moves: pic.twitter.com/iIcdH7RFfe— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 25, 2016
Coming out of Minnesota, Cobb ran for 1,202 yards with seven TD's in 2013 and 1,626 yards with 13 TD's in 2014.
Cobb measured out at 5'11, 229 lbs pre-draft, but his standing was hurt by a 40 time of 4.81 after which he came up limping.
Cobb's official NFL draft profile listed his strengths as "Powerful, compact runner with a low center of gravity. Efficient and decisive. Makes defenders miss with slight movement and hand usage. Won't succumb to arm tackles. Gained 54 percent of his yardage after contact from 2013-2014. Patient runner who gets the most from his runs. Has good speed in open field for a back his size. Balance is his friend. Smooth change-of-direction with little wasted motion. Gets low and finishes with leg drive. When he smells the end zone, he wants to eat."
Cobb's weaknesses on his official NFL draft profile were: "Average improviser. Not a stop/start runner and lacks dynamic qualities. Gets yards on his plate and what he grinds for after contact. Lacks lateral quickness to bounce runs outside with consistent success in the NFL. Fumbled in four of six games in the middle of the 2014 season. Needs more commitment to pass protection. Average hands as a receiver. Needs extended runway to ramp up to top speed."
Do you see anything in Cobb's past that gets you excited that he is now a Bear?
What do you think about the defensive back shuffle?