Bears Sign Rookie Running Back Josh Caldwell to Preseason Roster

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Bears Sign Rookie Running Back Josh Caldwell to Preseason Roster

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After waiving receiver Emanuel Hall and kicker Elliott Fry last week, the Chicago Bears had a pair of open roster spots. And today, the team filled one of those vacancies by adding another running back to their mix.

Check it out:

Running back Josh Caldwell joins the Bears’ preseason roster. Caldwell was let go last week after picking up 59 yards on four carries with the Chiefs in Week 1 of the preseason. He even scored a touchdown, which he set up with this impressive 47-yard run:

Caldwell is an undrafted rookie free agent who played his college ball at Northwest Missouri State, where he ran for 854 yards and scored 11 touchdowns in his final collegiate season. He arrives at Halas Hall after spending time in camp and the preseason with Kansas City. That means he should be relatively familiar with the scheme Matt Nagy runs in Chicago, which is a plus (and also appears to be necessary). After all, somebody has to take hand-offs in the Bears’ final two preseason games since Nagy seems to be intent on sitting running backs Tarik Cohen, Mike Davis, and David Montgomery for preseason action.

If Nagy continues to hold out his top three running backs, it will be up to Caldwell, Ryan Nall, and Kerrith Whyte Jr. to carry the bulk of the carries moving forward.

(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

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Author: Luis Medina

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