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Roster Moves: Bears activate Bond from practice squad


The Bears have moved linebacker Devante Bond from the practice squad to the active roster for Thursday night's home game against the Buccaneers.

It's the second time this season the Bears have done so with Bond, who played in the team's Week 2 win over the Giants at Soldier Field.

Due to a provision in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that was reached in March, before every game, NFL teams can promote up to two players from their practice squad without releasing anyone, effectively increasing their active roster from 53 to 55.

Bond originally joined the Bears last Dec. 9 and played in the final three games of the 2019 season. 

Bond was selected by the Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2016 draft out of Oklahoma. After spending his rookie season on injured reserve, he appeared in 29 contests with six starts over three seasons with Tampa Bay, registering 26 tackles and one tackle-for-loss.

Last year Bond played in four games with the Buccaneers, recording three tackles, before being released on Oct. 15. In 2017, he led Tampa Bay with 10 special-teams tackles.

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