Oshinowo Moved to Active Roster

Defensive tackle has been a position of weakness this season for the Chicago Bears, and it got even weaker Monday. Both Anthony Adams and Antonio Garay are now lost for the season, Adams with an elbow injury and Garay with a bad ankle, while Babtunde Oshinowo has been activated from the practice squad.

Per the Chicago Bears:

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears have elevated DT Babatunde Oshinowo (pronounced ba-ba-TOON-day oh-shi-NO-whoa) from the practice squad to the active roster Monday and placed DTs Antonio Garay and Anthony Adams on injured reserve.

Oshinowo joined the Bears practice squad in Week 2 of this season. He entered the NFL as a sixth-round selection (181st overall) of the Browns in the 2006 NFL Draft. The Stanford product appeared in one game for Cleveland last season, recording two tackles while spending time between their active roster and practice squad. Oshinowo is a Naperville, IL native who attended Neuqua Valley High School.

Garay appeared in six games for the Bears this season and registered five tackles. Adams appeared in 11 games this season for Chicago with eight starts. He was credited with 49 tackles, four tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, two QB hits and a half a sack.

JC's Take: After being inactive for Week 1 at San Diego and not very happy about it, Adams got a chance to contribute when Dusty Dvoracek got hurt and played relatively well alongside Tommie Harris. As a matter of fact, he moved past the oft-injured – not to mention oft-disappointing – Darwin Walker into the starting lineup and was the most effective defensive tackle on the team defending the run. Garay hasn't proven to be very productive despite a lot of natural ability, although you have to feel for him getting injured because of a dirty-but-legal low block in the trenches from Washington's Chris Samuels – the NFL needs to review that rule and have it changed immediately.


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