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Roster Moves: Bond promoted from practice squad

Chicago Bears
20 Sep 2020, 16:37 GMT+10

Larry Mayer

One day after being signed to the Bears practice squad, linebacker Devante Bond on Saturday was moved to their active roster.

In addition, linebacker Josh Woods has been ruled out of Sunday's home opener against the Giants due to an undisclosed personal reason.

Bond originally joined the Bears last Dec. 9 and played in the final three games of the 2019 season. He was waived July 26.

Bond was selected by the Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2016 draft out of Oklahoma. After spending his rookie season on injured reserve, he appeared in 29 games with six starts over three seasons with Tampa Bay, registering 26 tackles and one tackle-for-loss.

Last year Bond played in four games with the Buccaneers, recording three tackles, before being released on Oct. 15. In 2017, he led Tampa Bay with 10 special-teams tackles.

Due to a provision in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that was reached in March, NFL teams can activate up to two players from their practice squad without releasing anyone, effectively increasing their active roster from 53 to 55.

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