Reviewing 4 moves Chicago Bears made after initial 53-man roster was set

The Chicago Bears made two waiver claims, and signed put two players on IR

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All of the time, when the initial 53-man roster is set, we have to remind everyone that this is just an initial roster, and things can change quickly due to injury designations and waiver claims. The Chicago Bears had an unprecedented number of waiver claims last year, and this year, they were active once again.

There are already four new names that were not on the roster that now have made it. Who are the four new names, and what were the moves that correlated to their addition?

4. Chicago Bears claim Khalid Kareem, waive Terrell Lewis

All summer, the debate was between Trevis Gipson and Terrell Lewis. We assumed the Chicago Bears were going to keep one of them on their 53-man roster, but we were not sure who. Lewis got the nod, but it was not for long, as the team quickly claimed Khalid Kareem off of waivers.

The move is a bit of a surprise when you look at the careers of all of the players. Kareem is the least decorated of the three. He had a great preseason, but so did Terrell Lewis and Trevis Gipson. Kareem is a good scheme fit for Matt Eberflus, and Trevis Gipson is not the best fit, but Lewis fit pretty well. The difference may be that Kareem was the better run defender of the two.

They already plan to use Yannick Ngakoue to sell out as a pass rusher, and they were just as bad, if not worse, at run defense in 2022 compared to rushing the passer. With Ngakoue struggling in the run to give extra juice, they may have felt there was a need for more run defense with their depth. So, they went with the fourth-year player who now will be entering his fourth new team.