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Chicago Bears OLB Pernell McPhee will start the season on PUP

The Chicago Bears have trimmed down the roster to 53 players, which includes placing OLB Pernell McPhee on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

The Chicago Bears will be without the services of outside linebacker Pernell McPhee for at least the first six weeks of the regular season, as he's been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. 

McPhee had a knee scope in February and his progress has been painfully slow. After Week 6, the Bears will have five weeks to either activate McPhee or keep him on PUP the entire season. 

Also beginning the year on PUP is WR Marquess Wilson, who broke his foot during OTAs. 

The Bears have also waived the following players: 

CB De'Vante Bausby
TE Ben Braunecker
WR Daniel Braverman
CB Taveze Calhoun
WR B.J. Daniels
QB David Fales
C Khaled Holmes
CB Kevin Peterson
LS Patrick Scales
ILB John Timu
T Jason Weaver
NT Terry Williams

The Bears waived/injured the following two players: 

DE Ego Ferguson
OLB Danny Mason

The Bears terminated the following six players: 

TE Rob Housler
WR Marc Mariani
TE Tony Moeaki
RB Jacquizz Rodgers
G Shelly Smith
T Garry Williams

Bubble players who made the roster include WR Cameron Meredith, DE Cornelius Washington, OT Mike Adams, TE Greg Scruggs, TE Khari Lee, WR Deonte Thompson, ILB Jonathan Anderson, DB Demontre Hurst, S DeAndre Houston-Carson, DL Will Sutton, LB Christian Jones, FB Paul Lasike. 


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