Bears sign veteran OL Eric Kush to practice squad

Kush has played in 49 NFL games, including 23 with the Bears from 2016-'18.

(670 The Score) The Bears have signed veteran offensive lineman Eric Kush to their practice squad, adding depth at a position of need.

Kush, 31, has played in 49 NFL games since arriving in the league in 2013. That includes 23 contests with the Bears from 2016-'18. He last played with the Browns in 2019, working in all 16 games and starting seven.

The Bears are currently down three starters on their offensive line after losing left guard James Daniels (pectoral tear), center Cody Whitehair (COVID-19) and right tackle Bobby Massie (knee). In a loss at Tennessee on Sunday, Chicago used just two usual starters and three reserves on the offensive line.

Second-year offensive lineman Alex Bars served as the team's center, playing his first game at any level at that position.

The Bears released center Aaron Neary from their practice squad in a corresponding roster move Tuesday. The team activated tackle Jason Spriggs from the COVID-19 reserve list Monday.

Losers of three straight, the Bears (5-4) host the Vikings (3-5) on Monday night at Soldier Field.

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