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Roster Moves: Bears activate Pringle off IR, elevate two to active roster

Bears receiver Byron Pringle
Bears receiver Byron Pringle

The Bears on Saturday activated wide receiver Byron Pringle from injured reserve and elevated defensive end Gerri Green and cornerback Harrison Hand to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game vs. the Lions.

Pringle returns to the active roster after injuring his calf early in the Bears' Week 3 win against the Texans. The fifth-year pro, who spent four years with the Chiefs, began his 21-day window to return from IR on Oct. 26. Pringle recorded three catches for 33 yards in the first three games of the season.

Green, a 2019 sixth-round draft pick by the Colts, joined the Bears on Oct. 27. He had two stints with coach Matt Eberflus in Indianapolis from 2019-20 and most recently spent time on the Titans practice squad. While Green hasn't appeared in an NFL game yet, he's been on the Patriots, Commanders and Raiders practice squads.

Hand has been with the Bears since Sept. 13 when they claimed him off waivers from the Giants. Prior to spending six days with New York's practice squad, he was released by the Vikings, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. In his two seasons with Minnesota, Hand played in 23 games, starting one, and totaled 22 tackles, three passes defended and an interception.

The Bears also signed tight end Jake Tonges to the practice squad then released cornerback Davontae Harris. Tonges returns to the Bears after he was waived from the active roster Thursday. He has appeared in three games this season, most recently against the Giants. Harris was signed to the Bears practice squad back in August.

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