Bears Add 3 More Players, Await Word From Josh Sitton

By Chris Emma–

(CBS) The Bears’ roster wasn’t quite set at the 53 chosen on Saturday.

Sunday brought the additions of center Eric Kush and cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc off waivers and the signing of tight end Logan Paulsen.

A three-year veteran, Kush has played in 10 NFL games, starting one at center in 2014 with the Chiefs. He was placed on waivers by the Rams. LeBlanc is an undrafted rookie out of Florida Atlantic who was waived by the Patriots.

The 29-year-old Paulsen spent 2010-’14 with the Redskins but didn’t play in 2015 because of a turf toe injury that required surgery.

Depth on the offensive line and at cornerback were among two of the Bears’ greatest needs.

With those additions, the Bears needed to make corresponding roster moves. That meant waiving offensive lineman Cornelius Edison, cornerback Demontre Hurst and tight end Khari Lee.

The Bears were also visiting with three-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Sitton was surprisingly released by the Packers on Saturday. A vested veteran, Sitton didn’t have to pass through waivers and became immediately available to the rest of the league.

Chicago also added six players to its practice squad who are familiar faces, having spent time with them before: cornerback De’Vante Bausby, tight end Ben Braunecker, receiver Daniel Braverman, linebacker John Timu, tackle Jason Weaver and running back Senorise Perry. The Bears can still add four more players to the 10-man practice squad.

The team reports to Halas Hall on Monday to begin preparation for the regular season, which begins next Sunday in Houston against the Texans.

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

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