Bears sign guard to practice squad, cut QB

September, 4, 2013
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears signed guard Derek Dennis to the practice squad and terminated the contract of former Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson.

Brought in to develop behind Jay Cutler and Josh McCown, Johnson spent very little time with the Bears before the club parted ways with him. But there’s a chance the team will bring back Johnson soon, according to coach Marc Trestman.

“We’re just in the process of moving our roster around,” Trestman said. “There were multiple issues to put this 53 [-man roster] together for the week. We’re not closing the door on him either. It’s certainly possible that he can be back in the very near future. It wasn't anything he did or the way he operated over the last couple of days. We had to do some things with the roster, and we’ll see where we are at the beginning of next week. Some of these 52, 53 and 54 guys, we could have to move around to get our roster right for the week. There were reasons why we did it.”

As for Dennis (6-foot-3, 315 pounds), he spent the last five weeks of last season on the Bears' practice squad and the majority of the preseason with Chicago. Dennis came into the the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Miami last season out of Temple, and also spent time last preseason with New England.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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