In what is a response to learning yesterday that rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has a broken right hand, the Bears added some wide receiver depth to the organization today, with the signing of wide receiver of Kamar Aiken to the practice squad.
To make room for Aiken on the practice squad, the Bears terminated the contract of running back Harvey Unga.
The 6'2", 213-pound Aiken was released last week by the Bills' practice squad, after signing with them in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of Central Florida. He worked out for the Packers yesterday, and was scheduled to work out for the Patriots today, so other organizations (that have a great eye for talent) were showing interest in him.
Even with Jeffery out, the Bears still have five healthy wide receivers on the 53-man roster, and now have two wide receivers on the practice squad in Aiken and Joe Anderson.
Blake Costanzo has thumb surgery: Bears special teams ace Blake Costanzo underwent thumb surgery, and sat out practice today. However, the linebacker doesn't expect to miss any games (and of course gets the bye week to rest it:
Blake Castonzo said he sprained his thumb but won't miss any game action. In a slingCostanzo has four tackles on special teams, after making 17 special teams tackles for the 49ers in 2011. He signed a 2-year,$1.965 million deal with the Bears in the offseason.
— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) October 9, 2012
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