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Bears claim Omameh, Jones-Quartey

One day after final cuts, the Bears on Sunday claimed offensive lineman Patrick Omameh and safety Jonathan Anderson off waivers from the Buccaneers and Cardinals, respectively.


Patrick Omameh
Omameh started all 16 games at right guard for Tampa Bay last season. The 6-4, 306-pounder entered the NFL in 2013 with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan. Omameh spent parts of his rookie season in 2013 on the practice squad with the 49ers and Buccaneers.

Jones-Quartey signed with the Cardinals this year as an undrafted free agent from Findlay, a Division II college in Ohio. The 5-11, 215-pounder appeared in 43 games in four seasons, recording 241 tackles, nine tackles-for-loss, four interceptions, 21 passes defenses and three forced fumbles.

To make room on their roster, the Bears waived tackle Jordan Mills and terminated safety Sherrod Martin's contract. Mills started all 29 games he played at right tackle the past two seasons after being selected by the Bears in the fifth round of the 2013 draft out of Louisiana Tech.

Martin signed with the Bears in June after spending his first five NFL seasons with the Panthers (2009-12) and Jaguars (2015), playing his first two years in Carolina under coach John Fox.

The only player the Bears waived Saturday who was claimed by another team Sunday was outside linebacker David Bass, who went to the Titans.

The following is an updated version of the Bears' 53-man roster (in alphabetical order):

Quarterbacks (3): Jimmy Clausen, Jay Cutler, David Fales

Running backs (4): Ka'Deem Carey, Kyle Long, Jeremy Langford, Jacquizz Rodgers

Receivers (6): Joshua Bellamy, Alshon Jeffery, Marc Mariani, Cameron Meredith, Eddie Royal, Marquess Wilson

Tight ends (3): Martellus Bennett, Zach Miller, Khari Lee

Offensive linemen (9): Jermon Bushrod, Vladimir Ducasse, Tayo Fabuluje, Hroniss Grasu, Charles Leno Jr., Jr., Kyle Long, Will Montgomery, Patrick Omameh, Matt Slauson

Defensive linemen (5): Ego Ferguson, Eddie Goldman, Jarvis Jenkins, Will Sutton, Cornelius Washington

Outside linebackers (5): Sam Acho, Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston, Pernell McPhee, Willie Young

Inside linebackers (4): Jonathan Bostic, Christian Jones, Shea McClellin, John Timu

Cornerbacks (6): Alan Ball, Bryce Callahan, Kyle Fuller, Sherrick McManis, Terrance Mitchell, Tracy Porter

Safeties (5): Adrian Amos, Demontre Hurst, Harold Jones-Quartey, Antrel Rolle, Brock Vereen

Specialists (3): Thomas Gafford, Robbie Gould, Patrick O'Donnell

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