When the Chicago Bears released fullback Paul Lasike yesterday, it was assumed by most that they were clearing a roster spot for quarterback Matt Barkley to get promoted from the practice squad. With Jay Cutler nursing an in jured thumb, Chicago has a need for a backup QB on the roster.
While that move may still happen before Sunday, this latest move may be done because of another Bears injury.
Moments ago, the Bears announced that they have elevated running back Raheem Mostert to the active roster. His promotion could be because Ka’Deem Carey hurt his hamstring on Monday Night, then again, the Bears may just want another speedy option to return kicks. Mosert had a 27.9 kick return average in 19 returns last seaosn for three different teams. The 5’10”, 197 pound Mosert ran a 4.38 forty at his 2015 Purdue pro day.
To fill his spot on the practice squad the Bears signed linebacker Ronald Powell, a three year pro. Powell (6’3”, 237) played in 14 games for the New Orleans Saints in 2014 after being a 5th round pick that year from Florida. He spent time last year on the Buccaneers practice squad.