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Bears Lead NFL in Roster Transactions

General Manager Phil Emery has made 63 roster transactions in the last five weeks

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    Since bidding farewell to return specialist Devin Hester in March, the Bears have been turning their roster over and over and over in search of special teams help.

    In fact, since Game 1 no team in the NFL has made more roster transactions than the Bears by far. With 63 roster transactions by General Manager Phil Emery the last five weeks, the next busiest team was the Redskins with 37 transactions.

    Taking into consideration Injured Reserve, Reserve, and Suspended/Commissioner Exempt Lists here are where the NFL teams stand, turning over their rosters with transactions since Week 1 of the 2014 NFL Season:

    TRANSACTIONS from Sept. 8 - Oct. 7:

    4 - Steelers
    8 - Saints - (1 on IR)
    8 - Broncos (1 on Suspended list)
    10 - Seahawks
    10 - Packers - (1 on IR)
    11 - Bills (3 on IR/Suspended/Commissioners list)
    13 - Bengals (3 on IR/suspended or Commissioners list)
    16 - Titans (2 on IR)
    17 - 49ers
    17 - Rams
    17 - Falcons - (2 on IR)
    18 - NYJ (1 on IR/Commissioners List)
    21 - Dolphins (5 on IR/Commissioners/Suspended list)
    21 - Eagles
    22 - Panthers - (7 on IR/Reserved/Suspended or Commissioner's Exempt
    > list)
    23 - Raiders - (4 on IR)
    23 - Texans - (2 on IR)
    27 - Patriots (3 on IR/Suspended or Commissioners List)
    27 - Ravens (2 on IR/Suspended or Commissioners List)
    27 - Browns (2 on IR/Suspended or Commissioners List)
    27 - Chargers - (3 on IR)
    28 - Cowboys
    29 - Giants
    30 - Cardinals - (3 on IR)
    30 - Buccaneers - (3 on IR)
    30 - Chiefs (7 on IR/Suspended or Commissioners List)
    34 - Lions - (6 on IR/Suspended List)
    34 - Vikings - (2 on IR/Exempt/Commissioner's list)
    35 - Jaguars - (2 on IR/Suspended or Commissioners list)
    35 - Colts - (5 on IR/Suspended or Commissioners list)
    37 - Redskins
    60 - BEARS * (1 on IR)

    The Bears made three more transactions this week, signing David Bass and waiving Taylor Boggs and Shamiel Gary.