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Bears elevate McPhee to active roster


The Chicago Bears have elevated outside linebacker Pernell McPhee to the active roster from reserve/physically unable to perform and waived fullback Paul Lasike.

McPhee has appeared in 74 games over five seasons with the Ravens (2011-14) and Bears (2015), starting 18 contests, posting 155 tackles, 23 sacks, one interception, 10 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also owns one blocked field goal on special teams. McPhee set career highs in tackles (64) and interceptions (one) in his first season as a Bear in 2015. He also ranked third on the Bears in sacks (six) and tied for second in tackles for a loss (10) in 2015. He helped the Ravens to a Super Bowl Championship after the 2012 season, posting four tackles, one sack, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery during the playoff run.

Lasike has appeared in four games with one start, totaling two rush attempts for three yards with the Bears (2016). He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals out of BYU in 2015. He spent the majority of the 2015 season on the Bears practice squad.

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