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The Chicago Bears have announced the release of reserve center Cornelius Edison.

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The Chicago Bears have announced the release of reserve center Cornelius Edison.

Edison, 23, played well enough for Chicago in the 2016 pre-season to make the initial 53-man roster, starting both the third and fourth pre-season games. Edison became a roster casualty when the Bears signed Josh Sitton, but Edison was added to the Bears practice squad where he has spent the season so far. A Portland State product, Edison, was named the Rimington Award winner as the top center in the nation for the FCS level of Division I football as a senior in 2014... Appeared in 37 career games (35 starts) in four seasons at Portland State. Edison was on the Bears practice squad starting in November of 2015.

Edison has practice squad eligibility, so a return to the PS for the center would not be a surprise.

With the return of Josh Sitton and Kyle Long to practice, the release of Edison may well be an indication that both Pro-Bowl guards are looking good to go for the Tampa Bay game Sunday.

The Bears now have an open roster spot, and Marquess Wilson has been taken off of the PUP list. Chicago has 21 days to activate him or IR him, so a question heading into Wednesday is if the spot opened in the roster is for Wilson to be activated onto the 53-man squad, or if there is another move in the works.