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Chicago Bears place fullback Paul Lasike on waivers

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The Chicago Bears have made an offensive roster move to a player that actually didn't get injured.

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The Chicago Bears entered the 2016 season with four running backs on the roster-- a trio of tailbacks and one fullback-- but have now decided they didn't need the fullback after all.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Bears announced they will place Paul Lasike on waivers.

In the season opener against the Houston Texans, Lasike saw the field 14 times, primarily as an extra blocker (that the Bears badly needed).  However, his snaps were reduced to 5 total in the Bears home opener Monday Night versus the Philadelphia Eagles, indicating they didn't think he was contributing in his current role.

Considering the shape the offensive line is in and how badly they need help, the Bears aren't likely making this move for any reason other than Lasike's own performance.

With Lamarr Houston headed to the Injured Reserve list, this will free up two roster spots on the team's 53 man list.  One has to expect, at minimum, Matt Barkely to be called up from the Practice Team.

Ryan Pace isn't done with roster moves, so stay tuned...