Bears Set Practice Squad

September 02, 2018 - 6:15 pm

(670 The Score) General manager Ryan Pace spoke Sunday of his excitement over the Bears' depth that was established this preseason. On the busiest weekend of NFL transactions, the team will have added only one player off another roster. That was star pass rusher Khalil Mack.

The Bears set their eight-man practice squad Sunday evening, compiling a group of players who participated during the entire preseason with the team. The practice squad includes tackle Dejon Allen, defensive tackle Abdullah Anderson, quarterback Tyler Bray, receiver Tanner Gentry, defensive back Michael Joseph, running back Taquan Mizzell, running back Ryan Nall and linebacker Josh Woods.

Among the notables in the group is Bray, who served as the Bears' third-string quarterback during the preseason and started the exhibition finale last Thursday evening. The Bears haven't carried a fourth quarterback during the preseason and will now carry three into the regular season. Bray joined the Bears this offseason after playing the last two seasons with coach Matt Nagy in Kansas City. His familiarity with the schemes were part of the appeal for bringing him to Chicago.

Only Gentry and Mizzell return to the Bears' practice squad for a second season. The team was happy to retain Nall, who was a standout during the preseason. 

The Bears begin game week work at Halas Hall on Monday ahead of their season-opening game with the Packers in Green Bay next Sunday.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.