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Bears sign Northwestern offensive lineman Tommy Doles

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NCAA Football: Northwestern at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

This may seem like déjà vu to some of you fans that keep close tabs on the Chicago Bears roster moves, as this is the second time the Bears have added undrafted free agent Tommy Doles this month.

They originally signed him on May 5th, following their rookie mini-camp, but released him on May 13th, to make room for UDFA tight end Jesper Horsted. With the Bears waiving defensive back Jomon Dotson with an injury designation earlier today, they have room on the 90-man offseason roster to get Doles back in the fold.

EDIT: Dotson cleared waivers, so he reverts to the Bears’ injured reserve list.

Doles, a three-year starter at right guard for the Northwestern Wildcats, was a team captain as a senior, and he was a four-year member of the Big Ten’s All Academic team. The 6’4”, 296 pound Doles also played a little right tackle in college.

He’s one of six rookie offensive linemen the Bears currently have on the roster.