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Running back Ryan Nall added to Bears practice squad

The fan favorite running back didn’t make the 53-man roster, but he will still be a part of Chicago’s team.

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Ryan Nall will remain in the Bears organization.
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The Chicago Bears have added running back Ryan Nall to their practice squad, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported.

Nall, an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State, was a fan favorite throughout much of training camp and the preseason. He led the team with 223 rushing yards through five preseason games, a total which finished second in the league. He ended the preseason with seven yards per carry, an average that was the fourth-highest among players with at least 15 rushing attempts.

Nall saw some time as a fullback in the preseason, but the bulk of his snaps came at the running back position. He also saw snaps on special teams, where he impressed former Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly. Having played as a running back, a full back and an H-back tight end in college, Nall brings a lot of versatility to the table. He could end up making his way onto the 53-man roster at some point this season if an injury arises.

Make sure to keep track of the rest of Chicago’s practice squad additions in our tracker.

Jacob Infante is a Chicago Bears and NFL Draft writer at SB Nation’s Windy City Gridiron. He also covers the NFL Draft for USA Today SMG’s Draft Wire. He can be reached through Twitter @jacobinfante24 or e-mailed at