Chicago Bears Set 10-Man Practice Squad

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WR Ify Umodu – Made a late push for a roster spot with a special teams TD in week 3 and a 19-yard TD catch in the corner of the end zone in game 4, but is probably too raw to contribute this season. Umodu has the size (6’3 | 215) and athleticism to eventually earn a spot on the Bears roster.

DL Brandon Dunn – Not a flashy player, but a stout run stopper with the size (6’2 | 300) to play either DE or NT in pinch. Dunn had a solid preseason and I thought he did enough to earn one of the spots on the bottom of the active roster, especially considering how thin the Bears are on the D-line but Dunn will start the season on the practice squad.

T Nick Becton – Missed most of his college career with injures so wasn’t drafted, but has ideal size (6’6 | 323) for a tackle and the athleticism to potentially play on the left side. Becton spent time on the Saints roster last season so GM Ryan Pace was familiar with his skill set and signed him after he was released by the Saints during final cuts. With the Bears problems at tackle I wouldn’t be shocked if we saw Becton on the active roster at some point this season.

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RB Paul Lasike – Undrafted rookie who was released by the Cardinals during final cuts. Lasike is a former rugby player from New Zealand who rushed for 843 yards and 10 TDs during his time at BYU. He’s more of a fullback, which OC Adan Gase doesn’t use in his offense, but his toughness and physicality could have value on special teams.

WR Jalen Saunders – A 4th round pick in last year’s draft who is already on his 6th NFL team. Saunders is undersized (5’9 | 165) but is extremely quick and could provide value as a returner or perhaps slot receiver. Pace is familiar with Saunders from his brief stint on the Saints last season.

TE Gannon Sinclair – Undrafted rookie tight end with good size (6’7 | 257) and potential as an inline blocker but is stiff as a receiver and has suspect hands. He’s a project who could eventually develop into a useful backup tight end.

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