Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears brought in six players for tryouts on Monday including TE Kivon Cartwright, TE J.P. Holtz, TE Justin Perillo, LB John Lotulelei, LB Wynton McManis and S Justin Currie.
Perillo, 25, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Maine back in 2014. He was on and off of the team’s practice squad during his first two years with the Packers but managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason this year.
Green Bay, unfortunately, decided to waive him a few weeks ago to make room for LB Carl Bradford on the active roster.
In 2016, Perillo has appeared in eight games for the Packers and caught four passes for 35 yards receiving and no touchdowns.
Lotulelei, 24, originally signed on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of UNLV back in April of 2013. He managed to make the Seahawks’ 53-man roster that year, but lasted just a few months into the regular season before he was waived and later claimed by the Jaguars.
Jacksonville waived him with the injury designation back in October but later released from their injured reserve list with a settlement. Lotulelei caught on with the Raiders towards the end of last year.
In 2015, Lotulelei was active for four games but did not record a single statistic.
Currie, 21, signed on with the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan in May of last year. However, the Giants waived him with an injury designation and spent the entire year on the injury reserve list.
The Giants once again cut Currie loose coming out of the preseason a few months ago. Currie totaled six tackles for the Giants during the preseason.
During his college career at Western Michigan, Currie recorded 340 tackles, nine sacks, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and 15 pass defenses.