With Danny Trevathan fighting a summertime hamstring issue and Roquan Smith not yet in camp, the Chicago Bears have added to the mix at inside linebacker.
Chris Emma of 670 The Score reports the Bears have signed inside linebacker Ro’Derrick Hoskins. Hoskins has some familiarity with the Bears, as he was a participant in the team’s open tryouts during rookie minicamp.
Hoskins played his college ball at Florida State, finishing the 2017 season with 45 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble in eight games. He checked in at 6-foot-2, 230 pounds at his pro day and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.85 seconds. Hoskins isn’t a workout warrior and doesn’t have tape that jumps out. But the Bears needed depth at this point of the summer at the position with the shortage of bodies at camp.
The move came after the team waived undrafted free agent offensive lineman Jeremi Hall earlier on Monday. Hall was signed as an undrafted free agent in May after a career at South Florida that ended with him earning first-team All-AAC honors. But because the Bears have quite the logjam along the interior line, Hall was the odd-man out when the team needed to bolster the back end of a position group that needed some healthy bodies.