Bears are waiving DT Khyiris Tonga

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The Chicago Bears are waiving defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

Tonga, a seventh-round draft pick a year ago, had 24 total tackles and one fumble recovery in 15 games last season.

It’s likely a corresponding move after Chicago claimed former Minnesota Vikings nose tackle Arman Watts off waivers on Wednesday.

The move doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise given Watts is a clear upgrade at nose tackle and figures to contribute almost immediately with the Bears.

If Tonga clears waivers, he’s definitely a candidate to sign with Chicago’s practice squad.

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Story originally appeared on Bears Wire