Bears Bring Back Offensive Lineman D.J. Tialavea To Practice Squad

The Chicago Bears are short on offensive linemen, so it only makes sense to bring in some additional bodies into the mix – even if it’s late in the season.

D.J. Tialavea returns to the practice squad, joining Will Pericak and Travis Averill as the only offensive linemen in the group. Tialavea originally signed on with the Bears back in September after the Baltimore Ravens plucked undrafted free agent Dieugot Joseph from the practice squad and added him to their active roster. The former tight end was part of a group of 16 players who were part of a September tryout, so he has clearly caught the eye of someone in the Bears’ group of decision makers. With the addition of Tialavea, Chicago’s practice squad is officially full.

The Bears’ practice squad has been fluid most of the season, but especially lately with the promotions of offensive linemen Cameron Lee and Brandon Greene to the active roster.

After Lee and Greene’s respective promotions, each of the original 10 members of the Bears’ practice squad has been promoted to the NFL. You can take a look at that original group here.

 

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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