On Monday morning the Chicago Bears removed rookie wide receiver Dazz Newsome from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Newsome, a 6th round pick this year, originally broke his collar bone two months ago, and even though he’s back on the field at Halas Hall the Bears will still bring him along slowly. Head coach Matt Nagy said their plan for Newsome is to have him practice in a limited capacity.
Once fully up to speed, Dazz will be competing with several players for a reserve spot behind starters Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney. Those receivers include free agent additions Damiere Byrd, Marquise Goodwin, and Justin Hardy, holdovers Riley Ridley and Javon Wims, and a slew of other young hopefuls.
The Bears still have running back Tarik Cohen (knee) and offensive lineman Germain Ifedi (hip) on the PUP list, and safety Eddie Jackson is on the non football injury list with a tweaked hamstring he suffered prior to camp while working out on his own.