The Chicago Bears announced some roster moves today, two of which were expected and two others that were not.
The expected moves were the signing of kicker Cairo Santos and the placing of tight end Darion Clark on injured reserve, with the unexpected being the release of wide receiver Trevor Davis to bring receiver Alex Wesley back.
Wesley was on the Bears practice squad last season, and he was signed to a reserve/futures deal back in December, but he was cut in July to help the team get down to the 80-man roster limit.
Santos’ addition was in part due to the groin injury to Eddy Pineiro, but head coach Matt Nagy mentioned in today’s press conference that the Bears’ plan all along was to have two kickers on the team which makes sense due to the current pandemic. “It’s just too important,” Nagy said about having some kicking insurance.
Whether that means both kickers on the active roster, or one on the game day roster with another on the practice squad is something they haven’t decided on yet, but I would imagine they’d have one on each spot.
Nagy maintains that Pineiro’s injury isn’t serious.