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Roster Moves: Bears sign four players from rookie minicamp


The Bears on Monday signed the following four players who participated in their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis:

Stephen Carlson, tight end (6-4, 240)

Three-year NFL veteran who entered league in 2019 with Browns as undrafted free agent from Princeton … Appeared in 25 games with seven starts in first two seasons in Cleveland, catching six passes for 62 yards and one touchdown … Scored a two-point conversion in a 2020 contest when he returned a Cowboys fumble after Dallas had blocked a Browns extra-point attempt … Spent entire 2021 season on injured reserve with a torn ACL.

D'Anthony Jones, edge rusher (6-0, 276)

Undrafted rookie who played in 25 games past three seasons at the University of Houston after transferring from Long Beach City College in California … Last year was named first-team All-American Athletic Conference after appearing in 13 games with seven starts and registering 8.0 sacks and 13.5 tackles and tying for most forced fumbles in nation with five … Earned top pass rush grade among edge rushers in country in 2022 from Pro Football Focus (93.1) … Had 62 tackles, 10.5 sacks and five interceptions final season at Long Beach City College in 2019.

Josh Lugg, offensive lineman (6-6, 306)

Undrafted rookie who appeared in 61 games with 33 starts last five seasons at Notre Dame … Four-year starter who opened all 12 contests he played at right tackle in 2021 and all 13 he played at right guard in 2022, competing both years as graduate student … Last season helped Fighting Irish average 31.8 points per game and rush for 2,457 yards and 25 TDs … In 2021, was part of an offensive line that helped Notre Dame average 35.2 points, 426 total yards and 143 rushing yards per game … Was a member of the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society in 2022 … Played in Hula Bowl all-star game in Orlando, Fla. 

Bralen Trahan, safety (5-11, 196)

Appeared in 57 games over last six seasons at Louisiana, registering 214 tackles, 6.5 tackles-for-loss, 13 interceptions—one of which he returned for a touchdown—16 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … Last season played in 13 contests and set career high with 78 tackles and matched career high set in 2020 with four interceptions … Attended university in hometown after starring at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, La. 

In corresponding roster moves Monday, the Bears waived three undrafted rookies they had signed last Thursday: Cal-Davis offensive lineman Nick Amoah, Oklahoma safety Justin Broiles and Stony Brook tight end Damien Caffrey.

63 players, including the Bears' 2023 draft class, were on the fields at Halas Hall this weekend for a pair of rookie minicamp practices.

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