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Chicago Bears add an 11th player on a 2023 reserve/future contract

The Bears have started to build their 2023 90-man offseason roster.

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Update: Chicago signed corner Greg Stroman Jr. to a reserve/future contract on January, 26, which gives them 11 such players added this offseason. Stroman started the Bears’ season finale against the Vikings and racked up 8 tackles and an interception.

Update: The Bears signed wide receiver Joe Reed to a reserve/future contract on Thursday, January 19, which beings their total added this offseason to ten.

In case you missed it, they signed receiver Daurice Fountain and defensive tackle Donovan Jeter to reserve/future deals back on January 10.

On Monday, the Chicago Bears signed seven players that ended the season on their practice squad to a 2023 reserve/future contract. Reserve/future deals are a way for teams to get an early start on building their 90-man offseason roster. Players signed to such contracts can not have ended the previous season signed to a team’s active 53-man roster.

Here are all the players the Bears have signed.

  • Kellen Diesch, OL
  • Chase Allen, TE
  • Jake Tonges, TE
  • Nsimba Webster, WR
  • Joe Reed, WR
  • Daurice Fountain, WR
  • Adrian Colbert, S
  • Greg Stroman Jr., CB
  • Kuony Deng, LB
  • Gerri Green, DE
  • Donovan Jeter, DT

The Bears will likely add to this list, and we’ll update accordingly when they do.

Here are the current Bears free agents (link), and here’s a list of who ended the 2022 season on Chicago’s practice squad (link).