Even with training camp in full swing, the Chicago Bears are still tinkering with their roster to find the right 90 guys.
The latest reports have them adding fullback Darrel Young, who spent the last six years with the Washington Redskins. During his time in Washington, Young was known for his lead blocking and his special teams play. Last year he played a career high 310 3rd phase snaps (68.0%) while appearing in all 16 games. In his career he only has 58 rushing attempts and 44 receptions, but in 2012 he was the lead blocker when rookie Alfred Morris set the franchise's single season rushing record of 1,613 yards.
Young will compete with the other fullback on the roster, Paul Lasike.
The Bears are expected to part ways with oft-injured corner Brandon Boykin according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. Campbell also says that the Bears will be adding cornerback Joel Ross, a 5’10” 2015 UDFA from Appalachian State. Ross was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad last year and he was waived in July.
UPDATE 7:45PM ET: The Bears officially announce the addition of Ross and the placement of Boykin on the Reserved/ Injured list.
If the Bears do add these two players, and waive Boykin, they’ll need to make one more roster move to stay at 90.
Just some speculation on my part, but reserve offensive lineman Adrian Bellard was carted off the practice field today with an apparent knee injury, so he could be the odd man out.
EDIT: Everything is official, head over here for the full story.