June 21, 2021

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Chicago Bears sign LB Manti Te’o to practice squad

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Chicago Bears sign LB Manti Te'o to practice squad

The Bears on Tuesday signed veteran linebacker Manti Te’o to their practice squad.

Te’o has appeared in 62 games with 48 starts over seven NFL seasons with the Chargers (2013-16) and Saints (2017-19), recording 307 tackles, 22 tackles-for-loss, 13 pass breakups, two interceptions, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

The Hawaii native was selected by the Chargers in the second round of the 2013 draft out of Notre Dame, where in 2012 he won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s best college defensive player and the Butkus Award as the best college linebacker in the country.

Te’o takes the practice-squad spot of kicker Kai Forbath, who on Tuesday was signed to the Los Angeles Rams’ active roster.


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