LAKE FOREST -- The Chicago Bears have signed DL CJ Wilson, activated WR Marquess Wilson from Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform, signed OL Cornelius Edison to the active roster, signed QB Josh Woodrum and OL Cyril Richardson to the practice squad, and placed DL Will Sutton and OL Kyle Long on Reserve/Injured.
CJ Wilson has started 19-of-78 games with the Green Bay Packers (2010-13), Oakland Raiders (2014-15) and Detroit Lions (2015). The East Carolina alum owns 111 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 15 TFLs, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery. He has also appeared in 8 playoff contests with 3 starts, including Super Bowl XLV. He owns 17 tackles and one sack in the postseason. Wilson originally entered the NFL as a 7th round pick (230th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.
Marquess Wilson has started 13-of-28 career games with the Chicago Bears (2013-16), tallying 47 receptions for 617 yards (13.1 avg) and two touchdowns. He is coming off of career highs in both catches (28) and receiving yards (464). The Washington State alum originally entered the NFL as a 7th round pick (236th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Bears.
Edison is in his first NFL season, appearing in one game for the Chicago Bears (2016). He has also spent time on the Bears practice squad (2015). He originally entered the NFL with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Portland State in 2015.
Woodrum is an undrafted rookie who originally entered the NFL with the New York Giants out of Liberty. He also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts. He played four seasons at Liberty finishing as the program’s all-time career leader in passing yards (10,266) and total offensive yards (10,690), second in touchdown passes (59) and career completion percentage (63.9) and third in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (16), appearing in 46 games with 44 starts. As a senior, he earned Second Team All-Big South honors for the third consecutive year after starting all 11 games and completing 242-of-390 passes for 2,772 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Richardson has appeared in 12 games with four starts with the Buffalo Bills (2014-16). He spent the majority of the 2015 season on the Bills practice squad. Richardson originally entered the NFL as a 5th round (153rd overall) selection by Buffalo in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Baylor.
Sutton has appeared in 36 games with 18 starts, recording 60 tackles including four tackles for losses and seven pass breakups in three seasons (2014-16) with the Chicago Bears. Through eight games (six starts) in 2016, Sutton has recorded 15 tackles and 1 pass breakup. He originally entered the NFL as a 3rd round pick (82nd overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Arizona State.
Long, a three-time pro Bowler, has started 55 contests in four professional seasons with Chicago (2013-16). Since entering the league as a 1st round draft pick (20th overall) in the 2013 NFL draft, Long has twice helped pave way for a 1,000-yard rusher (M. Forte: 1,339 in 2013 and 1,038 in 2014). He was part of an offensive unit that set franchise records in total net yards, gross passing yards, net passing yards, passing touchdowns and first downs gained in 2013 and helped the club score 445 points, second most in franchise history. In 2013, he also helped the franchise record its lowest sack percentage (4.9) since 1982. He is one-of-seven players in Bears history to earn a Pro Bowl nod in each of his first three professional seasons (Kyle Long, Brian Urlacher, Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Rick Casares and Harlon Hill) and was the first Bears offensive lineman to reach the Pro Bowl since 2006 (Ruben Brown and Olin Kreutz), the first Bears rookie to make the Pro Bowl squad since 2009 (Johnny Knox) and the first Bears rookie to make the Pro Bowl as a non-specialist since 2000 (Urlacher). Long also earned PFWA All-Rookie honors following the 2013 season.