According to Zach Zaidman, the Bears have promoted DL Jimmy Staten to their active roster and waived DB De’Vante Bausby to make room for him.
Staten, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was unable to make the team’s 53-man roster but was later added to their practice squad.
Seattle elected to bring him back on a future/reserve contract, only to waive him shortly afterwards. The Giants claimed him off of waivers, but he was among their final roster cuts.
After a brief stint with the Patriots, Staten signed on to Chiefs’ practice squad a few weeks into the season. Kansas City eventually decided to waive him after signing him to a future/reserve deal.
Staten has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Bausby, 23, originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh State back in May of last year. He lasted just over a month in Kansas City before he waived and later signed to the Bears’ practice squad.
Chicago elected to bring him back on a future/reserve contract but he was once again added to their practice squad after being among their final roster cuts. The Bears promoted him to their active roster last month.
In 2016, Bausby has appeared in three games and recorded 12 tackles and no interceptions.