CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 28: Andrew Hawkins #16 of the Cleveland Browns carries the ball past the defense of Al Louis-Jean #39 of the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
The Chicago Bears have been busy putting some finishing touches on their 53-man roster ahead of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, but GM Phil Emery took care of another piece of business on Monday as the team finalized their 10-man practice squad.
The Bears went defense-heavy on the squad, signing six players from defensive positions. They signed three cornerbacks to bolster their depth at that position, with Isaiah Frey, Al Louis-Jean, and Terrance Mitchell all getting contracts. They also made sure to have some insurance on the defensive line, with defensive tackles Brandon Dunn and Roy Philon being added to the squad.
Undrafted free agent linebacker DeDe Lattimore was also signed to the squad.
On the offensive side of things, the Bears signed a pair of wide receivers, with Josh Bellamy and Rashad Ross, a receiver out of Arizona State, both getting contracts. Taylor Boggs, who was one of the final roster cuts, was kept on the practice squad, and guard Ryan Groy was as well.
One notable omission from the practice squad was running back Jordan Lynch, who was one of the team’s first cuts when they began paring down the roster from 75 to 53 players. Lynch ran into some tough competition for a spot on the team, as Marc Trestman and Emery decided to keep four running backs instead of the usual three. With Shaun Draughn and Senorise Perry both being retained, the Bears didn’t have need for another running back on the practice squad, and so Lynch was kept off.