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Bears sign Abdullah Anderson to the practice squad, release James Vaughters

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NFL: AUG 09 Preseason - Bears at Bengals Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Yesterday the Chicago Bears brought back defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson to their practice squad after releasing him from the 53-man roster two days ago. The Bears cut Anderson to make room for tight end J.P. Holtz, who signed the same day. To make room for Anderson on the practice squad, the Bears released outside linebacker James Vaughters.

Anderson’s solid camp and preseason netted him an initial spot on the opening week roster as the sixth defensive lineman, but the Bears decided a fifth tight end is needed at this time. Head coach Matt Nagy said that Holtz would be able to back up at both the U (move TE) and the Y (in-line TE) positions, plus help on special teams. He has also played some h-back/fullback in his career, so that could be on the table too.

Vaughters flashed in preseason too with three sacks, but he’s now free to sign with another team.