Chicago Bears Week 2 Roster Moves


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The Chicago Bears have made a few minor roster moves in the last couple of days.  On Monday, they put defensive end Cornelius Washington on IR with a quad injury and re-signed outside linebacker Sam Acho, who was cut the week before following a bout with a mystery illness.  Yesterday, they waived third string quarterback David Fales and today they signed former Titans/Raiders/Cowboys defensive end Lavar Edwards.  From the Bears press release:

"Edwards has appeared in 11 contests with one start over two seasons in Tennessee (2013) and Dallas (2014), recording 10 tackles – including one TFL – and one pass break-up.Listed at 6-4, 275-pounds the Gretna, La. native was selected by the Titans in the fifth round (142nd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft out of LSU. He is scheduled to wear No. 76."

It’s not surprising the Bears needed to shuffle the roster a bit to get some more help along the defensive line.  The Bears were a bit undermanned, especially at defensive end, coming out of camp.  Washington played a key role as a special teams contributor.  He had played eight snaps (seven on special teams and one on D) in Sunday’s 31-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers.  You can expect to see Edwards in a similar role.

Acho adds some veteran leadership to a linebacker group devoid of 3-4 experience.  He’s also a former member of the Arizona Cardinals, so I’m sure Adam Gase and the Bears offense are pumping him for information to divulge all of the Cardinals’ secrets.  (Notice my tongue firmly in cheek there; I don’t think that situation ever makes a significant impact on the game).

I fully expect the Bears to add Fales back to their practice squad, assuming that he clears waivers.  There was some speculation when the Bears waived Fales yesterday but didn’t make a corresponding move immediately that they were sniffing around QB Zac Dysert.  Dysert is a member of the Houston Texans practice squad, so the Bears would need to sign him to their active roster in order to pull him away Houston.

Expect this to be a weekly occurrence as GM Ryan Pace will continue to turn over the bottom of the roster to try to find some young talent to develop.