Bears Waive TE Bradley Sowell, Promote LB James Vaughters

The Chicago Bears officially promoted LB James Vaughters from their practice squad and waived TE Bradley Sowell to make room for him. 

Sowell, 30, wound up signing on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi back in 2012. He lasted just a year in Tampa Bay before he was later signed off of their practice squad by the Colts.

Sowell had short stints with the Cardinals and Seahawks before he signed a one-year contract with the Bears in 2017. He returned to Chicago the following year on a two-year deal. 

He has bounced on and off the Bears roster so far in 2019.

In 2019, Sowell has appeared in two games for the Bears, but has yet to record a statistic.

Vaughters, 26, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2015. However, he was unfortunately among the Packers roster cuts coming out of the preseason.

Vaughters later had brief stints with the Patriots and Chargers before signing on with the Calgary Stampeders for the 2017 season. The Bears signed him to a futures contract this January and has bounced on and off their practice squad multiple times this season. 

In 2019, Vaughters has appeared in one game for the Bears and recorded one tackle. 

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