The Bears on Monday activated running back David Montgomery from injured reserve, as expected, and flexed outside linebackers Sam Kamara and Cassius Marsh from the practice squad to the active roster.
Montgomery has missed the last four games with a knee injury he sustained Oct. 3 in a win over the Lions. After the third-year pro had a strong week of practice, coach Matt Nagy said Saturday that there was a "really good chance of him being activated" for Monday night's game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
Kamara is an undrafted rookie from Stony Brook who has played in the Bears' last three games after spending the first five weeks of the season on the practice squad. He has recorded two tackles on defense and one on special teams while playing 46 snaps on defense and 37 on special teams. He was waived by the Bears Wednesday and re-signed to their practice squad Thursday.
The Bears signed Marsh to their practice squad Wednesday. He has appeared in 92 NFL games with nine starts over seven seasons with the Seahawks (2014-16), Patriots (2017), 49ers (2017-18), Cardinals (2019), Jaguars (2020), Colts (2020) and Steelers (2020). Marsh has recorded 175 tackles, 14.0 sacks, 25 tackles-for-loss, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was selected by the Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2014 draft out of UCLA.
Also on Monday, right tackle Germain Ifedi reverted to injured reserve after being removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Ifedi injured his knee Oct. 10 in a win over the Raiders in Las Vegas.
Monday's moves came one day after the Bears waived veteran receiver Breshad Perriman. Perriman signed with the team Sept. 6 but did not appear in a game.