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Bears awarded 6 players from waivers

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The Chicago Bears claimed six players off of waivers today so there will be some changes to their 53-man roster announced soon.

Here are the new Bears:

  • OL Alex Leatherwood, Raiders
  • TE Trevon Wesco, Jets
  • DT Armon Watts, Vikings
  • DE Kingsley Jonathan, Bills
  • LB Sterling Weatherford
  • CB Josh Blackwell, Eagles

The big-name is former first-round draft pick Alex Leatherwood, and as a first-rounder, the Bears will be on the hook for some of his salary. The Raiders have already paid about 60% of the contract per Ian Rapoport.

Weatherford, a UDFA from Miami (Ohio) was a player that flashed this preseason for the Colts on defense and special teams.

Some Vikings’ fans were upset when they cut Watts.

Update: The Bears have released Duke Shelley, Zachary Thomas, Khyiris Tonga, Caleb Johnson, Joe Thomas, and Tajae Sharpe went to IR.

Check out Jeff Berckes and our Senior Draft Analyst EJ Snyder talking about these latest Bears right here at 12:15 pm (CT)!

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