Santos and Bray are obvious choices and Santos will obviously be activatedBecause of COVID-19, a new rule that was implemented for this season only allows NFL teams to protect four players per week on their practice squad from being signed by other clubs. The untouchable Bears this week are Santos, quarterback Tyler Bray, running back Artavis Pierce and offensive lineman Jamon Brown.
One provision that was already included in the new CBA enables teams to activate two practice-squad players per game—thus increasing the size of the active roster from 53 to 55—and then return them to the practice squad the day after the game without exposing them to waivers.
Pierce is interesting. Is it just temporary, while they're short-handed or do they like him that much? He could be activated and play.
Brown is a journeyman G. Kind of an odd choice, given 9 OL already. Yeah, most of them are young and maybe you'd trust a vet more...but then why not put him on the roster and protect one of them, instead?