On Friday afternoon the Chicago Bears released defensive lineman Mike Pennel Jr. from their active roster and released defensive lineman Sam Kamara from their practice squad.
There has been no corresponding move made thus far, but with the season opener on Sunday, September 11, the Bears may make a roster move on Saturday to get their 53-man roster back full, and if they do, we’ll update this article accordingly.
This could simply be a salary cap thing, as vested veterans let go before 3:00 p.m. CT on Saturday do not have their base salary guaranteed for the entire season. So if Pennel is re-signed to the 53-man roster next week, then that’s probably what this is.
Updated: On Saturday the Bears signed Pennel to their practice squad, then elevated him and offensive lineman Dieter Eiselen from the practice squad to the active roster. Eiselen’s elevation likely means that Lucas Patrick will not be available to play center.
The Bears also released wide receiver Tajae Sharpe from injured reserve with an injury settlement.