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Updated: Chicago Bears sign two players, waive two as vets report to camp

The Bears have made a couple of roster moves as veterans report to camp today.

NFL: MAY 25 Pittsburgh Steelers OTA Offseason Workouts Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Updated: The Bears officially announced the moves for wide receiver Isaiah Ford and linebacker Buddy Johnson, while waiving linebacker Sterling Weatherford and punter Ryan Anderson.

On the eve of veterans reporting to training camp, the Chicago Bears are working out some players at Halas Hall today per a report from Aaron Wilson.

The Bears are a bit thin behind tight ends Cole Kmet and Robert Tonyan, and tight ends Jared Pinkney (6’4”, 257) and Roger Carter Jr. (6’2”, 250) are both decent blockers.

Wide receiver Isaiah Ford (6’2”, 201) has 63 receptions in his career, but he hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2021, and he only has six total special teams snaps.

Update: The Bears are reported to have signed Isaiah Ford after this tryout per Jordan Schultz. The 27-year-old Ford was originally a seventh-round pick of the Dolphins in 2017, and he spent some of last offseason with the Colts.

Update 2: Here’s the full list of workout players that were in Lake Forest today.

Update 3: On Monday night, Wilson reported that the Bears signed linebacker Buddy Johnson, who is a former fourth-round pick of the Steelers in 2021. He spent 2022 on the practice squads of the 49ers and Texans.

Chicago’s offseason roster is currently at the max of 90 players, so when these moves are made, they’ll need to make a corresponding transaction.