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Report: Bears sign Ryan Nall from their practice squad

The Chicago Bears have signed practice squad running back Ryan Nall to their active roster.

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When the Chicago Bears released running back Mike Davis earlier today to ensure their shot at a fourth-round compensation pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the next roster domino to fall was to add practice squadder Ryan Nall to the 53-man roster.

Adam Jahns of The Athletic is reporting that is the case.

Nall has been a preseason favorite of Bears’ fans for two years now, and on Sunday he should get his first taste of real NFL action. Nall could get a few carries in relief of David Montgomery, but he’ll also get some reps on special teams against the Detroit Lions tomorrow afternoon.

In 9 preseason games, the 6’2”, 239 pound Nall has rushed 56 times for 358 yards (6.4 ypc) with a touchdown, while chipping in with 14 receptions for 80 yards.

Nall has the size to play tight end, or even full back, and he even played some in that role while at Oregon State, but so far he’s only played tailback in Chicago.