Bears make several roster moves


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Jon Durr - USA Today Sports
Jon Durr - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Bears are off to a decent 2-2 start to begin the season.

However, that hasn't stopped them from making moves to better their team. They traded for receiver Jakeem Grant from the Dolphins for a reported 2023 sixth-round draft pick on Tuesday.

Grant is an elite return man (2nd team All-Pro last season) and will also bring value to the receiver position.

For the season, he had two catches for -7 yards, 46 yards on kickoffs, and 59 yards on punt returns.

As a return man with the Dolphins, he had three punts and two kickoffs returned for touchdowns over his five-plus year career.

In other roster news, the Bears re-signed running back Artavis Pierce to the practice squad to add to the running back depth after the knee injury to David Montgomery that will have him out 4-5 weeks.

In 2020, Pierce had 34 yards and a rushing touchdown in five games.

To make room for Grant and Pierce, they waived linebacker Rashad Smith and receiver Nsimba Webster.

Webster was the team's primary punter returner through four games this season. He was very effective with only 3.3 yards per return before getting released.

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