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Bears waive cornerback Tre Roberson

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According to the NFL transaction wire, the Chicago Bears have waived cornerback Tre Roberson with a non-football injury designation. The Athletic’s Kevin Fishbain is reporting that Roberson suffered a training injury this offseason and general manager Ryan Pace confirmed on Wednesday he broke his foot working out.

The Bears signed Roberson in January after an All-Star 2019 season with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. If he clears waivers he would revert to the Chicago’s injury list if the Bears are so inclined. But if not there were several teams interested in him before he elected to sign with the Bears on a two-year deal, so it’s likely that once he’s medically cleared he’ll land with another team.

EDIT: The Bears placed him on their reserve/non-football injury list after he cleared waivers on Wednesday.

With Roberson out that leaves rookie Jaylon Johnson and Kevin Toliver II battling it out for the starting cornerback spot opposite Kyle Fuller, with Buster Skrine, Artie Burns, Duke Shelley, and rookie Kindle Vildor also on the team at corner.

The Bears still have a couple roster spots to clear before getting to the 80-man roster limit and once they make another move we’ll bring you the news.