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Roster Moves: Bears cut five to reach 80-man roster limit


The Bears reached the NFL's mandatory roster 80-man roster limit Tuesday by terminating the contract of tackle Julien Davenport and waiving receiver Dazz Newsome, fullback Jake Bargas, defensive tackle LaCale London and cornerback BoPete Keyes.

Davenport signed with the Bears in April after spending his first five NFL seasons with the Texans (2017-18), Dolphins (2019-20) and Colts (2021), appearing in 60 games with 32 starts.

Newsome was selected by the Bears in the sixth round of last year's draft out of North Carolina. After recovering from a shoulder injury he sustained in the team's first OTA practice, he spent the first 14 weeks of the season on the practice squad before catching two passes for 23 yards while playing in three of the final four games.

Bargas signed with the Bears on Sunday, while London originally joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2020 out of Western Illinois. He spent most of the last two seasons on the practice squad, playing one snap in one game last Dec. 20 against the Vikings. 

Keyes was signed to the Bears practice squad last Dec. 15 and appeared in one game. He previously played in eight contests with one start for the Chiefs in 2020 and one game as a reserve with the Colts in 2021.

The Bears must trim their roster to 53 by 3 p.m. CT next Tuesday.

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