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Bears Officially Waive OLB Josh Shirley

The Chicago Bears officially placed OLB Josh Shirley on waivers Monday.

The move was reported close to a month ago, but it took until now for the move to become official.

Shirley, 24, originally signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of UNLV back in May. However, he was among the Raiders’ final roster cuts at the start of the season.

Shirley later signed to the Raiders’ practice squad before joining the Buccaneers back in October. Tampa Bay later elected to cut him loose in December, but he wound up signing to the Raiders’ practice squad a few days later.

The Seahawks signed him to a future/reserve contract in January but unfortunately waived him a few weeks after this year’s draft. The Seahawks brought him back during the preseason before cutting him loose a few weeks later.

It wasn’t until December that Shirley signed on to the Bears’ practice squad and was later promoted to their active roster.

In 2016, Shirley appeared in one game but didn’t register a statistic.

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