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Chicago Bears 2023 practice squad and roster tracker

All of today’s news and rumors about the Bears as they formulate their 16-man practice squad and tweak their 53-man roster.

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The Chicago Bears tweaked their initial 53-man roster yesterday, and signed some players for their 16-man practice squad.

Today’s waivers will process at 3:00 (CT) this afternoon, at which time the Bears may add to their practice squad. They hold the top position on the wire until a day after the week three games are concluded.

Once teams are notified about which players passed through waivers unclaimed, they’ll then get to work adding the players they want to their practice squads. These players are free to sign wherever they please, so they’ll look for a team that offers their best chance to ascend to the active roster.

The Bears will bring back many of their recently released players, but they can also add up to six vested veterans to their practice squad, which may push some younger prospects off their radar.

We’ll keep track of all the rumors and reports surrounding the Chicago Bears’ 2023 practice squad and 53-man roster shuffle here.

  • The Bears removed running back Trestan Ebner and offensive lineman Gabe Houy from IR with injury settlements.
  • Bears signed quarterback Nathan Peterman and wideout Trent Taylor to the active roster, and Teven Jenkins and Doug Kramer went on IR. They also added DLs Deslin Alexandre and Daniel Hardy, OL Bill Murray, and kicker John Parker Romo to the practice squad. (LINK)
  • The Titans have a couple of former Bears. They claimed Kindle Vildor off waivers yesterday, and then after passing through waivers unclaimed, the Titans signed Trevis Gipson to their active roster.
  • Former Bear WR Daurice Fountain is signing with the Lions practice squad.
  • DE Deslin Alexandre is being signed to Chicago’s PS. (Link)
  • Bears LG Teven Jenkins will be placed on IR, meaning he will miss 4 weeks. (Link)
  • Browns added P.J. Walker to their practice squad.
  • Bill Murray will sign with the Bears practice squad. (LINK) And yes, I had to Google him too. He’s a 6’4”, 307-pound DT from William & Mary (2020) that the Patriots converted to OL.
  • Alex Leatherwood is signing on the Browns practice squad.
  • Bears have signed 11 players to their practice squad. (LINK)
  • Steelers are signing former Bears OT Kellen Diesch to their practice squad.
  • Former Bengals WR/returner Trent Taylor is signing to the Bears 53-man roster. (LINK)
  • Bears have claimed DB Quindell Johnson from the Rams. (LINK)
  • The Bears have claimed DE Khalid Kareem off waivers from the Colts. (LINK)
  • The Bears have waived defensive end Terrell Lewis to make room for an incoming claim. (link)
  • There are several players the Bears’ beat reported as possibilities to return for the practice squad if they cleared waivers, and among them are DT Travis Bell, S Bralen Trahan, S Kendall Williamson, OT Aviante Collins, QB Nathan Peterman, LB DeMarquis Gates, TE Stephen Carlson, DE D’Anthony Jones, OT Kellen Diesch, LB Micah Baskerville, CB Michael Ojemudia, WR Nsimba Webster, and WR Daurice Fountain.
  • Defensive lineman Roy Mbaeteka, Chicago’s International Pathway Program player, should return as a 17th practice squad exemption.

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