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Bears Promote Linebacker Jonathan Anderson, Waive Receiver Tanner Gentry

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The Chicago Bears’ roster shuffle continues:


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Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears have prompted linebacker Jonathan Anderson to the active roster. Anderson is no stranger to the Bears, having played in six games this season and 25 since the start of the 2015 season.

This will be Anderson’s second stint with the active roster this season, and the timing probably couldn’t be any better. Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan missed practice all week with a calf injury that has been lingering since the team’s Week 8 loss against the New Orleans Saints. Anderson replaced Jerrell Freeman on the active roster when he went on injured reserve with a pectoral injury.

Trevathan was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, but the Bears have been mum regarding his playing status since he missed practice prior to the bye week. Adding Anderson gives the Bears some insurance in case Trevathan can’t play.


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To make room for Anderson on the active roster, the Bears waived wide receiver Tanner Gentry. The undrafted free agent hasn’t made much of an impact on offense, making one reception for eight yards. Gentry hasn’t rekindled the magic he had with fellow rookie Mitch Trubisky during training camp and preseason.

Dropping Gentry won’t leave the Bears short-handed at receiver. Newly acquired Dontrelle Inman is expected to make his debut on Sunday, while Markus Wheaton is expected to return from a groin injury.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.