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Chicago Bears sign Dan Buchholz, waive Ben LeCompte

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The Chicago Bears have made a minor move to their 90 man roster according to WGN’s Adam Hoge. Gone is rookie UDFA — and Barrington, Illinois’ own — Ben LeCompte, and rejoining the team is rookie UDFA offensive lineman Dan Buchholz from Duquesne.

Buchholz was signed by the Bears on May 9th, but waived just seven days later on May 16th. It’s interesting to note that Buchholz was waived in a group of four to make room for a group of four including LeCompte.

With LeCompte gone, I think it’s safe to assume that Pat O’Donnell has locked up the punter job for the 2016 season.

Buchholz played tackle in college, but when the Bears signed him they listed him at center. Some scouts had the 6’6”, 304 pounder pegged for a move inside to guard or center at the pro level. At Duquesne, he started 45 of a possible 46 games in his four year career.

Thoughts on this minor transaction?