After a lot of questions and a lengthy recovery from a knee injury, the Chicago Bears will finally have linebacker Pernell McPhee back in the fold after the team officially activated him from the physically unable to perform list on Thursday.
McPhee, who signed a free agent contract with the Bears prior to the 2015 season, suffered a knee injury last year that limited him to 14 games with the team and was placed on the PUP list during training camp by the team. That designation cost him the first six games of the season, but after playing coy with the media all week, he will return to the team.
In order to make room for McPhee on the active roster, the Bears waived fullback Paul Lasike. He started one game for the team this season, getting one carry for three yards in his tenure.
In 14 games with the Bears last season, McPhee racked up 42 tackles, a career high, and he also registered six sacks and three defended passes in his first season with the team.