Bears make roster moves

The Chicago Bears today have waived RB Willie Carter and P Drew Butler, and signed RB Senorise Perry and S Marcus Trice.

LAKE FOREST, IL — The Chicago Bears signed RB Senorise Perry and S Marcus Trice and waived P Drew Butler and RB Willie Carter.

Perry appeared in 46 games during four seasons (2010-13) at Louisville, running for 1,409 yards and 18 touchdowns on 289 carries (4.9 ypc) adding 359 yards and a touchdown on 36 receptions (10.0 ypr). On special teams, Perry had 513 yards on 22 kickoff returns (23.3 ypr) and a blocked punt. During his senior year, the 6-0, 187-pound Perry gathered 1,021 all-purpose yards with 677 rushing (on 141 carries with six touchdowns), 178 receiving (on 18 receptions with one touchdown) and 166 on kickoff returns (on seven returns).

The 5-8, 193-pound Trice started all 25 games in two seasons (2012-13) at North Texas, collected 153 tackles, seven interceptions, 10 pass break-ups, 11 tackles for losses, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, a sack and two blocked kicks. As a senior, Trice was named Conference USA All-Conference First Team after leading North Texas with five interceptions and eight pass break-ups while finishing third on the team with 90 tackles, adding 4.5 tackles for losses and two forced fumbles with a blocked punt and blocked field goal on special teams. Prior to his time at North Texas, Trice spent two seasons (2009-10) at Oklahoma.

Butler appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers in 2012 punting 77 for 3,374 yards (43.8 gross average). He had six touchbacks and 26 punts downed inside-the-20 with one blocked punt and 30 returns for 306 yards for a net average of 37.8. He spent the 2013 preseason with Pittsburgh but was not on an active NFL roster in 2013.

Carter entered the NFL at the conclusion of the 2013 regular season signing with the Bears out of Tulsa.

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