The Chicago Bears officially waived TE Jesper Horsted with a failed physical designation on Wednesday and claimed TE Rysen John off of waivers from the Giants.
Horsted, 25, played wide receiver at Princeton before transitioning to tight end in the NFL. He signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL draft.
Horsted was waived coming out of the preseason by Chicago and later re-signed to the practice squad. He was brought up to the active roster in 2019 and 2021.
The Bears re-signed Horsted to a contract last month.
In 2021, Horsted appeared in seven games and caught two passes for 21 yards and two touchdowns.