The Bears cut tight end Bradley Sowell last week in order to bring Tyler Bray onto the roster as a backup to starting quarterback Chase Daniel, but they don’t have a need for a backup quarterback during their bye week.
As a result, the Bears have reversed course and released Bray so that Sowell can rejoin the team. It’s the third time that Sowell has been released and re-signed so far this season.
That number could go up to four next week should the Bears again find themselves without quarterback Mitchell Trubisky due to a shoulder injury.
The move comes with little risk of losing Sowell to another team. No one else can claim Sowell on waivers because he is a vested veteran and the veteran, who transitioned from offensive line to tight end this offseason, is obviously OK with yo-yoing on and off the roster as needed.