We knew it was bound to happen.
If there’s one thing the 2019 Chicago Bears have been consistent at it’s cutting and then re-signing tight end Bradley Sowell. It’s like clockwork each and every week. The Bears need a specific position fortified, cut Sowell and then add a guy to the 53-man roster from the practice squad at that position.
Sunday comes and goes, cut that guy and add Sowell back to the roster. It’s a brilliant manipulation of the roster by general manager Ryan Pace, one of the few things he can say he’s truly mastered during his time in Chicago.
The difference this week with the Sowell-Shuffle (Hey, that could be a name of cool and new trick play!) was that he had to go through waivers. Luckily for him and the Bears he went unclaimed.
The player that was released to make room for Sowell was outside linebacker James Vaughters, who did play briefly in yesterday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
On Tuesday the Bears re-signed Vaughters to their practice squad.