Chicago Bears: Reggie Stephens

Bears trim roster, waive three players

May, 14, 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have waived offensive tackle Levi Horn, tight end Andre Smith and guard Reggie Stephens.

The Bears announced the moves on Monday, trimming their roster to 89 players.

Horn spent most of the past two seasons on the practice squad. Smith was an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech last season, and Stephens joined the practice squad last November.

Bears sign G Stephens to practice squad

November, 8, 2011
The Chicago Bears signed guard Reggie Stephens to the practice squad on Tuesday and terminated the contract of safety Winston Venable.

Stephens, a seventh-round selection (228th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, spent the entire 2010 season on the Bengals active roster but was inactive for all 16 contests. The Bengals released him after the 2011 preseason.

Add another offensive lineman who might be on the Bears radar in the late rounds of next month's draft: Iowa State OG/C Reggie Stephens.

Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice attended the Cyclones pro day to get a first-hand look at the versatile Stephens, pegged by most analysts as a potential late-round option.

“[The workout] went well,” Stephens told the Omaha World-Herald. “He [Tice] watched me go through drills, then he worked me out through about 10 different position drills. I did well.”

Stephens, a participant in the East-West Shrine game, started at both center and guard during his career at Iowa State, and was an honorable All-Big 12 selection his final two seasons.