Earlier today the Chicago Bears announced that they were releasing backup quarterback Tyler Bray, who was recently signed off the practice squad to play number two behind Chase Daniel in London. And with Bray released you know what that means...
The return of tight end Bradley Sowell!
Yes, but that’s not all, because that also means that starting QB Mitchell Trubisky will likely be ready to play on October 20 against the New Orleans Saints when the Bears look to shake the rust off from their bye week and get back on the winning track.
Trubisky injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder on September 29th, and while he Bears have been coy about releasing any details, there have been several reports indicating it wasn’t going to be a long term injury.
The timing of this move also has to do with wanting to get Sowell back on the roster to continue his development into a tight end. A development that hasn’t exactly taken hold yet, but the Bears apparently believe in the transition.
I would imagine that Bray, once he clears waivers, will be re-added to the practice squad.
I would also imagine it’s likely that Sowell is waived before the Saints game if the Bears need to add a defensive lineman (like Abdullah Anderson) with Akiem Hicks and Bilal Nichols still sidelined.
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