Bears elevate Frey, Ross to 53-man roster

The Chicago Bears have elevated CB Isaiah Frey and WR Rashad Ross from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, and waived RB Shaun Draughn and WR Chris Williams.

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears have elevated CB Isaiah Frey and WR Rashad Ross to the 53-man roster from the practice squad, signed DT Roy Philon to the practice squad, waived RB Shaun Draughn and WR Chris Williams and terminated the contract of vested veteran TE Matthew Mulligan.

Frey is in his third NFL season after spending the 2013 season as the Bears primary nickelback. He has appeared in 16 games with six starts, registering 62 tackles, two pass break-ups and five quarterback pressures. He spent his 2012 rookie campaign on the Bears practice squad.

Ross spent a majority of the 2013 season on the Titans and Chiefs practice squads after being signed by Tennessee as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State. Collegiately he appeared in 26 games with 14 starts at Arizona State grabbing 55 receptions for 864 yards and seven touchdowns. He also added 28 kickoff returns for 779 yards and two touchdowns.

This is Philon’s second stint on the Bears practice squad this season after entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie with Pittsburgh out of Louisville.


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