On Wednesday the Chicago Bears were awarded wide receiver/return specialist DeAndre Carter off waivers from the Houston Texans.
The 27-year old Carter (5’8”, 190), who appeared in all 9 Houston games this season, was waived by them on Monday. He had 1 catch for 8 yards, 11 punt returns for 96 yards, and 12 kickoff returns for 250 yards, while playing on 21 offensive snaps (4%) and 76 special teams snaps (31%) in 2020.
The Bears are his seventh team after originally entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015 with the Baltimore Ravens. It was then practice squad stints with the Raiders, Patriots and 49ers before finally getting an active roster spot with the Eagles in 2018.
He played seven games in Philly before being released and claimed by the Texans that year, and he’s been with them up until being released on Monday.
Current punt returner Dwayne Harris left the game against the Vikings with a triceps injury that is expected to land him on injured reserve.
It’s also being reported that the Bears are going to work out quarterback DeShone Kizer, who last played with the Raiders. With Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky both nursing injuries the only healthy quarterbacks on the current roster are practice squadders Tyler Bray and Kyle Sloter.