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Bears Promote DL D’Anthony Smith, Cut RB Antone Smith

The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday that they’ve promoted DT D’Anthony Smith from practice squad to active roster and waived RB Antone Smith.

  • Bears signed CB De’Vante Bausby and DL Davon Coleman to their practice squad.
  • Bears waived DL Toby Johnson from their practice squad.

Smith, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2010. He was later traded to the Seahawks for a conditional draft pick that never met the required conditions.

Smith briefly played for the Lions in 2013 before re-joining the Seahawks just one month later. However, Smith didn’t play a single snap for the Seahawks last year.

Even so, Seattle elected to re-sign Smith back in March.

Since entering the league, Smith has appeared in a total of 10 games and recorded 15 total tackles.

Smith, 30, originally signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Florida State back in 2009. He had brief stints with the Vikings and Texans before catching on with the Falcons during the 2009 season.

He wound up spending five years in Atlanta before he was released with an injury settlement at the beginning of the regular season. The Bears signed him to a contract back in October.

Last year, Smith appeared in 10 games and ran for 144 yards on 23 carries (6.3 YPC) to go along with 13 receptions for 222 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.

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