The Chicago Bears plan on working out 4 players and hosting 1 more, per NFL Insider Albert Breer.
Today’s tryout/visit list. Bears and Lions bring QBs in following the Mitch Trubisky and Matthew Stafford situations. pic.twitter.com/tSxGPEo2IG
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 4, 2020
The workouts will be for two quarterbacks, one defensive tackle, and one wide receiver.
Former Vikings and Broncos backup Kyle Sloter and former Lions backup Jake Rudock are the two QBs being brought in.
The Bears had worked out Sloter this past August as well.
Chicago is likely bringing in these quarterbacks to sign one to the practice squad.
After reporting backup Mitch Trubisky injured his throwing shoulder, the team will likely call up the current practice squad QB Tyler Bray to backup Nick Foles.
Tyler Clark is the defensive tackle and Jester Weah is the wideout being brought in for workouts.
The player the Bears are hosting is defensive tackle Anthony Rush.
Rush has been on the Eagles and Seahawks this year and would provide depth to a defensive line that just lost John Jenkins in Week 8.
Because of COVID-19 regulations set in place by the league, the try-outs will not take place for a few days.
Kyle Sloter and Jake Rudock
If Kyle Sloter is somewhat ringing a bell, it is not that big of a surprise.
He became a preseason star in Minnesota during 2019, going 23/27 for 280 yards and 3 touchdowns to go along with an NFC-best passer rating of 146.9.
That was a follow up to his 2017 preseason in Denver that saw him throw for 413 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Even with all this preseason success, Sloter has never played a snap during the regular season.
The Lions signed him in 2019 but released him shortly after.
Rudock has more regular-season experience than Sloter, but that isn’t saying much.
He was drafted in 2016 by the Lions and rose as high as Matthew Stafford’s backup in 2017.
Rudock appeared in 3 games during the 2017 season, completing 3 of 5 passes for 24 yards and throwing 1 interception.
He does have a loose connection to the Bears from the past, as Chicago Tribune writer Brad Biggs pointed out.
Interesting note on free-agent QB Jake Rudock, who is coming in for a tryout. The #Bears tried to sign him off the practice squad of the #Lions back during the 2016 season after Jay Cutler was injured. Rudock elected to stay put in Detroit.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) November 4, 2020
Bears Bringing in 2 Defenders, 1 Wide Receiver
Anthony Rush has the most experience of any player Chicago is bringing in.
The undrafted defensive tackle appeared in 9 games for Philadelphia last season and has played in 4 games this year for Seattle.
However, he has never played more than 27 snaps in a game, but he has registered half a sack.
The other defensive tackle the Bears are looking at is Tyler Clark.
Clark has yet to appear in an NFL game after going undrafted this year.
Jester Weah was on The Washington Football Team’s practice squad for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
After being called up to the active roster in 2019, he never saw the field and was cut in September.