Bears shuffle roster; waive Khaseem Greene

The Chicago Bears have waived 2013 fourth-round LB Khaseem Greene and cut LB Austen Lane, while signing three tryout players: QB Pat Devlin, LB Kyle Woestmann and DT Terry Williams.

LAKE FOREST, IL — The Chicago Bears have signed QB Pat Devlin to a one-year contract and DT Terry Williams and LB Kyle Woestmann to three-year contracts, waived LB Khaseem Greene and terminated the contract of vested veteran LB Austen Lane. Devlin, Williams and Woestmann were all tryout players at this past weekend’s Bears rookie mini-camp.

Devlin has spent four years with the Dolphins (2011-13) and Vikings (2014). He spent a majority of his 2011 rookie season on the Dolphins practice squad and was on Miami’s 53-man roster for all of 2012 and 2013 but was inactive each contest. He also spent the final eight weeks of the 2014 regular season on the Vikings practice squad after being released by Miami in August. Devlin spent his final two collegiate seasons at Delaware (2009-10), completing 506-of-776 for 5,696 yards, 37 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Spent 2006-08 seasons at Penn State, completing 25-of-48 passes for 459 yards and 4 TDs with 0 INTs while also rushing for 2 TDs.

Williams was a three-year starter at nose tackle for East Carolina, earning First-Team All-American Conference honors as a senior. Williams played in 37 career games at ECU with 19 starts, producing 126 tackles, 17 tackles for losses, three sacks, forced five fumbles and five pass break-ups. He also blocked a pair of punts on special teams. As a senior, Williams appeared in 10 contests with eight starts, recording 34 tackles, 7.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks.

Woestmann appeared in 49 games with 24 starts in four seasons (2011-14) at Vanderbilt, putting together 100 tackles, 13 sacks, 20.5 tackles for losses, five forced fumbles and three pass break-ups. Woestmann was a team-captain as a senior, starting 11 contests and recording 30 tackles, one sack, 5.5 TFLs and a forced fumble.

Greene appeared in 25 games with six starts over two seasons (2013-14) for Chicago, collecting 60.5 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble to go along with seven special teams stops.

Lane has seen action in 30 contests with 17 starts over his NFL career with Jacksonville (2010-12), Detroit (2013) and Chicago (2014), recording 64 tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery.

The Bears roster now stands at 89 players.



Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He is in his fifth season covering the Chicago Bears full time. Follow Bear Report on Twitter.

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