Bears sign RB Napoleon Maxwell, place CB Michael Joseph on IR

Chicago Bears made some roster moves Monday morning, re-signing undrafted rookie running back Napoleon Maxwell and placing cornerback Michael Joseph on injured reserve.

Maxwell originally signed with the Bears as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Florida International. But he was waived Aug. 2 as part of roster cut-downs. Now, Maxwell returns to Chicago as depth concerns continue to loom.

David Montgomery suffered a groin injury in practice last Wednesday. He’s expected to miss 2-4 weeks with the injury, but there’s still a chance that he’ll be ready for the season opener against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 13. Although, the Bears certainly don’t want to rush him back.

Tarik Cohen is a proven player, he’s more of a gadget player than a three-down back. The Bears do have former Oregon State teammates Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce on the roster, and it’s possible they could see some time.

Artie Burns, that leaves rookie Jaylon Johnson and Kevin Toliver to battle for the starting right cornerback spot opposite two-time Pro Bowler Kyle Fuller.


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