Chicago Bears sign 7 practice squad players to futures contracts

Chicago Bears tight end Chase Allen carries the ball after a reception during their preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs Aug. 13, 2022, at Soldier Field in Chicago.

The Bears signed seven players to futures contracts Monday, one day after their 2022 season came to an end. These seven players will be on the 90-man roster heading into 2023.

The Bears signed the following players: tight end Chase Allen, safety Adrian Colbert, linebacker Kuony Deng, offensive tackle Kellen Diesch, defensive end Gerri Green, tight end/fullback Jake Tonges and receiver Nsimba Webster.

Futures contracts can be given to anyone who was not on the 53-man roster. They are usually at the league’s minimum salary and don’t count against the team’s salary cap until the new league year begins in March.

All seven of the players the Bears signed Monday were previously on the team’s practice squad.

Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for the Shaw Local News Network. He has covered the Bears since 2020. Prior to writing about the Bears, he covered high school sports for the Northwest Herald and contributed to Friday Night Drive. Sean joined Shaw Media in 2016.