Bears trim roster to the NFL-mandatory 53

LAKE FOREST, IL - The Chicago Bears waived guard LeShane Grice, wide receiver Ahmad Merritt and linebacker Devin Lemons today, trimming their roster to the NFL-mandatory 53.

On Monday, Sept. 3, a five-man practice squad may be established after 4:00 PM EST.

To be eligible for the practice squad, a player must not have an accrued season towards free agency. If a player does have an accrued season, he still is eligible for the practice squad if he was not on the active or inactive list for more than nine regular-season games.

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