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Bears add Lamar Miller to the practice squad, release Stephen Denmark

NFL: MAY 22 Chicago Bears OTA Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Monday the Chicago Bears made official the signing of running back Lamar Miller to the practice squad that was reported on last week. To make room for Miller, the Bears released former 7th-round draft pick from 2019, Stephen Denmark.

The 29-year old Miller, who has a history with Bears running back coach Charles London, tore his ACL during a 2019 preseason game, so he hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2018. He was signed by the New England Patriots in August, but was placed on their PUP list before being released on September 5.

During his seven seasons with the Dolphins and Texans, the 5’10”, 221 pounder played in 105 games with 89 starts, while rushing for 5,864 yards (4.3 ypc) and 32 touchdowns, with 209 receptions for 1,565 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Miller is the only running back on the practice squad, while David Montgomery, Cordarrelle Patterson, Ryan Nall, and Artavis Pierce round out the backs on the team.

Denmark was an athletic defensive back project from Valdosta State, but he was never able to crack the active roster during his time in Chicago.