The Vikings are left with one practice squad spot again (perhaps for Mike Remmers) now that the Bears have signed former Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon off of their practice squad. Ahmad Dixon was one of nine practice squad players in the NFL (out of 320) making more than the league minimum for practice squad players, at $9,300 a week (minimum is $6,300).
The Bears have had issues with the safety position for a while and Chris Conte’s play against the Buffalo Bills is another indication. This comes on the heels of the Bears releasing Adrian Wilson in training camp to reduce the roster to 75 players (before final cutdowns).
Chicago cut cornerback Demontre Hurst to make room for him. Players can be signed at any time by any team from a practice squad, so long as they are being signed to a 53-man roster. Players are free to decline, as Tori Gurley did to the Vikings while the Packers were in the playoffs.