Bears keep McPhee on PUP list, trim roster to 53

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Pernell McPhee won’t suiting up any time soon.

The Bears decided to keep McPhee on the physically unable to perform list today, meaning he’ll be sidelined for at least the first six weeks of the regular season.

McPhee missed the entire offseason and preseason as he continued to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left knee.

Marquess Wilson is joining McPhee on the PUP list.

The fourth-year wideout has played in just 28 games since he was drafted back in 2013, racking up 47 catches for 617 total yards and two touchdowns.

Although a few more moves might be made before next Sunday’s opener in Houston, here’s a look at the Bears’ final cuts:

The Chicago Bears waived the following 12 players:

PLAYER                   POS                 UNIVERSITY
De’Vante Bausby                CB                          Pittsburg State
Ben Braunecker                   TE                           Harvard
Daniel Braverman               WR                         Western Michigan
Taveze Calhoun                  CB                          Mississippi State
B.J. Daniels                          WR                         South Florida
David Fales                          QB                          San Jose State
Khaled Holmes                    C                             Southern California
Kevin Peterson                    CB                          Oklahoma State
Patrick Scales                      LS                           Utah State
John Timu                             ILB                          Washington
Jason Weaver                      T                             Southern Mississippi
Terry Williams                      NT                          East Carolina
 
The Bears waived/injured the following two players:
 
PLAYER                    POS                UNIVERSITY
Ego Ferguson                      DE                          Louisiana State
Danny Mason                       OLB                       Texas A&M – Commerce
 
The Bears terminate the following six players:
 
PLAYER                    POS                UNIVERSITY
Rob Housler                         TE                           Florida Atlantic
Marc Mariani                        WR                         Montana
Tony Moeaki                        TE                           Iowa
Jacquizz Rodgers                RB                          Oregon State
Shelley Smith                       G                            Colorado State
Garry Williams                      T                            Kentucky
 
Chicago’s roster is now down to 53 active players.