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Dan McCullers terminates his contract with the Steelers and signs with the Bears



Dan McCullers terminated his contract with the Steelers yesterday, per Brooke Pryor of ESPN. In doing so, in most cases, it means a player from the practice squad signs on with another team on their 53-man roster. Well, that was the situation with McCullers, as this morning it was reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that the Bears signed McCullers off the Steelers' practice squad.


Chicago's veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins suffered a ligament tear in his thumb in Sunday’s game and played through it, a source told Rapoport. He’s now out several games and may be placed on injured reserve, which in consequence, opened up a spot for McCullers on Chicago's defensive line.


McCullers was a sixth-round draft pick by the Steelers in 2014, and he never really materialized to what the Steelers expected out of him. It was common among fans and the media after a while to ask every year how McCullers was still on the team. McCullers made just three starts, 41 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, two pass deflections, four tackles for a loss and nine quarterback hits in his six years with the Steelers.



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