Bears elevate S Walters from practice squad

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 5:46 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bears elevated S Anthony Walters from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Tuesday and waived S Winston Venable.

Walters, an undrafted free agent out of Delaware, spent the first five weeks of the season on Chicago's practice squad. Venable had contributed on special teams, but the Bears struggled to find a place for him on defense, moving him on the depth chart from safety to strong-side linebacker last week.

The Bears also made other changes to the practice squad, signing WR Max Komar and DE Jake Laptad and terminating the practice-squad contracts of WR Kris Adams and RB Armando Allen.

The way we see it

Safety has been a weakness for the Bears, and they may be looking to see if Walters can help at the position. There is an open spot on the practice squad, and Venable could return to the team in that capacity.