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Bears sign Rush to the 53, Kush to the practice squad

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On Tuesday the Chicago Bears announced that defensive tackle Anthony Rush was signed to the 53-man roster and that offensive lineman Eric Kush was signed to the practice squad.

Rush originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles last offseason after playing his college ball at UAB, but he was cut in July. He landed on the Raiders practice squad, but was signed back to the Eagles where he appeared in nine 2019 games. He played in four games this year with the Seahawks, but was waived last month.

The 6’5”, 350 pounder has 14 tackles, a half a sack, 2 passes defended, 3 tackles for loss, and a quarterback hit during his career, and he’ll provide some depth for a Bears team that recently lost Roy Robertson-Harris to a shoulder injury.

Kush, who can play center and guard, was with the Bears previously in 2016 and 2018, appearing in 23 games with 11 starts. Since being a 6th-round pick of the Chiefs in 2013, Kush has played in 49 games with 19 starts on four teams.

To make room for Kush on the practice squad the Bears cut o-lineman Aaron Neary.

The Bears also officially announced the signing of quarterback Kyle Sloter to the practice squad.

Also, the Bears are protecting quarterback Tyler Bray and defensive lineman Daniel McCullers on their practice squad this week.