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Roster Moves: Bears sign 16 to practice squad

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The Bears on Sunday signed the following 16 players to their practice squad:

Quarterback Tyler Bray

Running back Artavis Pierce

Receiver Reggie Davis

Cornerback Stephen Denmark

Receiver Thomas Ives

Receiver Rodney Adams

Tight end Jesper Horsted

Offensive lineman Sam Mustipher

Offensive lineman Jamon Brown

Offensive lineman Lachavious Simmons

Offensive lineman Badara Traore

Defensive tackle Abdullah Anderson

Defensive end LaCale London

Linebacker Rashad Smith

Safety Xavier Crawford

Kicker Cairo Santos

Fifteen of the 16 players were waived or released by the Bears Saturday as part of final cuts. The only exception is Brown, who was released by the Falcons Aug. 24. The 6-4, 340-pounder has appeared in 60 games with 47 starts over five NFL seasons with the Rams (2015-18), Giants (2018) and Falcons (2019).

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement that was reached between the NFL and NFL Players Association in March would have allowed teams to establish a 12-man practice squad, with two players having unlimited NFL experience. But because of COVID-19, those numbers were increased for this season only to a 16-man practice squad, with six having unlimited experience.

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