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Bears sign defensive lineman CJ Wilson, waive running back Raheem Mostert

The shuffling of the bottom of the Bears roster continues, as Chicago starts to prepare for the trip to Indianapolis this weekend.

CJ Wilson in his Oakland days.
CJ Wilson in his Oakland days.
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The shuffling of the Bears roster brings defensive lineman CJ Wilson back onto the 53 man roster as the team waived running back Raheem Mostert to make room for Wilson.

The Bears released Wilson Saturday before the Lions game to make room on the roster for tight end Ben Braunecker. Mostert was elevated from the Bears practice squad on September 21. He's a prime candidate to return to the practice squad if he clears waivers.

According to the Bears statment, Wilson re-joins the Bears, appearing in 78 games (19 starts) with the Green Bay Packers (2010-13), Oakland Raiders (2014-15) and Detroit Lions (2015). He originally signed with the Bears on September 28th before being waived on October 1st. The East Carolina alum owns 111 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 15 TFLs, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery. He has appeared in 8 playoff contests with 3 starts, including Super Bowl XLV. He owns 17 tackles and one sack in the postseason. Wilson originally entered the NFL as a 7th round pick (230th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.

Mostert has appeared in 13 games for the Cleveland Browns (2015), Baltimore Ravens (2015), Miami Dolphins (2015) and Chicago Bears (2016), recording 19 kickoff returns for 530 yards (27.9 avg). He appeared in two contests for the Bears this season as a special team player.