Bears sign DL Taco Charlton to active roster, activate Matt Adams off IR

Bears head coach Matt Eberflus announced a couple of roster moves ahead of Sunday’s game against the Falcons.

Chicago has signed defensive lineman Taco Charlton off the Saints’ practice squad and activated linebacker Matt Adams off injured reserve.

Adams suffered a calf injury in a Week 5 loss to the Vikings, and he missed the required four games after landing on IR. Adams returned to practice last week, opening his 21-day window to return.

After releasing defensive end Kingsley Jonathan, the Bears signed Charlton to fill his roster spot. Eberflus is familiar with Charlton back during their time with the Cowboys.

Charlton, a former first-round pick by Dallas in the 2017 NFL draft, has had five stops in his six-year career. He played two years with the Cowboys from 2017-18 before spending time with the Dolphins (2019), Chiefs (2020) and Steelers (2021).

In 55 NFL games, Charlton 92 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 22 QB hits, three pass breakups, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.


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