The Bears got down to the 53-man roster limit by cutting several players, including QB Josh McCown and LB Xavier Adibi.
Thursday’s cornerback signings only increased speculation that the Bears are looking to land a defensive end with 19th overall pick in the draft.
The Bears double-dipped into the CB market Thursday, agreeing to terms with Jonathan Wilhite after adding Kelvin Hayden to the fold earlier.
Cassius Vaughn and Jonathan Wilhite have seen major playing time because of a hamstring injury to Champ Bailey and are impressing Broncos coaches.
The Patriots were busy on Monday, releasing 11 players and signing two free agents.
The Patriots have placed CB Jonathan Wilhite on injured reserve and signed free agent DT Louis Leonard to the active roster.
The Patriots' leader in sacks, DL Mike Wright, will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion.
The Patriots downgraded the status of OG Stephen Neal, CB Jonathan Wilhite, DT Myron Pryor, DT Mike Wright and OT Mark LeVoir to out for Thursday's game against the Lions.
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in Foxborough.
The release of CB Shawn Springs has made the Patriots' depth chart at the position a little more clear.