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The Chicago Bears have added a 12th player to their offseason roster.

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The Chicago Bears added another player to their offeason roster earlier today when they signed offensive lineman Willie Beavers to a reserve/futures contract. You may recognize the name, because Beavers was on Chicago’s practice squad in 2018. The Bears are his fifth different stop in his NFL journey after being a 4th-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2016. He played two games for the Vikings that year, but was released before the 2017 started.

He bounced from practice squads of the Patriots, back to the Vikings, and finally to the Seahawks in 2017, and he was in the final cut-downs of Seattle before the 2018 season started.

The Bears added him to their practice squad on November 5, 2018, and now the 25-year old will have a shot to impress this offseason.

According to my math, the Bears currently have 12 players on reserve/futures deals, and those players are;

  • Willie Beavers, OL, Western Michigan - 6’5”, 324
  • Dejon Allen, OL, Hawaii - 6’3”, 290
  • Abdullah Anderson, DL, Bucknell - 6’5”, 295
  • John Franklin III, DB, Florida Atlantic - 6’1”, 186
  • Tanner Gentry, WR, Wyoming - 6’1”, 201
  • Cyril Grayson, WR, LSU - 5’9”, 183
  • Michael Joseph, DB, Dubuque - 6’1”, 187
  • Jonathon Mincy, DB, Auburn - 5’10”, 196
  • Ryan Nall, RB, Oregon State - 6’2”, 232
  • James Vaughters, LB, Stanford - 6’2”, 250
  • Josh Woods, ILB, Maryland - 6’1”, 204
  • Jameer Thurman, LB, Indiana State - 6’0”, 230

Even though Vaughters is listed on their transactions page, his name does not appear on their roster.

This mystery will befuddle us all offseason...