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Bears sign tight end Justin Perillo to active roster

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Chicago receives needed tight end depth with this addition.

NFL: Green Bay Packers-Training Camp Mark Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears announced that they have signed tight end, Justin Perillo, from their practice squad to the active roster on Friday afternoon.

The 6-foot-3 250 pound, 26-year-old began his career with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2014. There, he appeared in 20 overall games, amassing 15 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown.

After being released by Green Bay this past November, Chicago added Perillo to their late season practice squad before eventually signing and promoting him today.

At this juncture, the Bears are no doubt preparing to make even more moves over the next month with free agency on the way.

Next Wednesday, February 15th, NFL teams can start designating franchise or transition players. For Chicago, this brings to mind wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery. The deadline to do so on that franchise front is March 1st.

The Bears can officially begin negotiations with free agents on Tuesday, March 7th and make signings on March 9th.

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is a staff writer for Windy City Gridiron and Second City Hockey. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.