With the NFL’s 53-man roster deadline in the rearview mirror, teams will now be scrambling to add players to their 16-man practice squad.
Practice squads can’t be officially formed until today at 11:00 a.m. CT, which is the NFL’s claiming deadline.
The first step for the players is clearing waivers. Any player that passes through unclaimed is free to sign with a team’s practice squad. Teams can add up to six vested veterans to their practice squad, and teams can elevate a player three times before having to sign them to their active roster.
At 3:00 p.m. (CT) teams can place players on injured reserve to make them eligible to be designated for return after four games.
Here, we’ll keep track of all the rumors and reports surrounding the Chicago Bears’ 2022 practice squad.
- CB Thomas Graham Jr. and DL Sam Kamara both return to the practice squad.
- Dieter Eiselen back to the p.s.
- Duke Shelley and Zach Thomas have been cut from the 53-man roster. (link)
- Receiver Nsimba Webster is back to the practice squad.
- Bears are waiving DT Khyiris Tonga. (link)
- Bears are expected to re-sign DT Micah Dew-Treadway and LB DeMarquis Gates to the practice squad. (link)
- Lachavious Simmons returns to Chicago.
- As expected, Nathan Peterman is back as the QB3 on the practice squad.
- Bears adding Arizona State rookie OT Kellen Diesch (link).
- Isaiah Coulter to the practice squad. (link)
- The Bears claimed 6 players from waivers, so their 53-man roster will need to be adjusted accordingly. (link)
- TE Chase Allen has been signed to the practice squad. (link)
- The Bears will bring back DT Trevon Coley if he clears waivers. (link)
- There were several names reported and speculated by the various members of Bears’ beat as players Chicago wanted to bring back to their practice squad yesterday when they were released; Nathan Peterman (QB), Chase Allen (TE), Isaiah Coulter (WR), Thomas Graham Jr. (CB), Lachavious Simmons (OL), De’Montre Tuggle (RB), Nsimba Webster (WR), and DeMarquies Gates (LB)
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