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Bears announce flurry of roster progresses Wednesday

It had been a busy day for the Chicago Bears on Wednesday because they made a slew of roster moves to amend their initial 53-man roster.

The Bears claimed a league-high six players, including former first-round offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood, who lasted just one single year in NEVADA before being truly a surprise cut. Another surprise cut was former Vikings defensive tackle Armon Watts, who involves Chicago being an upgrade at the nose tackle position.

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Chicago also claimed comeback Josh Blackwell, defensive end Kingsley Jonathan, linebacker Sterling Weatherford and tight end Trevon Wesco.

But with those additions came corresponding roster moves.

The Bears waived rookie offensive lineman Zachary Thomas, defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga, linebacker Caleb Johnson and cornerback Duke Shelley. In addition they terminated the contract of linebacker Joe Thomas.

Chicago placed receiver Tajae Sharpe on injured reserve, this means he can go back to the roster after missing the initial four games of the standard season. It had been a little bit of surprise considering many expected NKeal Harry, who had ankle surgery a couple weeks ago, to land on IR. But possibly the Bears expect him back earlier than anticipated.

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