Wide receiver Brandon Rideau will sign a contract and be promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Friday.
Rideau led the league with three touchdown catches during preseason and was one of the final cuts despite a productive summer. At 6-3, 198 pounds, he adds a dimension to the roster the team doesn't have at the position.
It's unknown at this point whether or not Rideau will be active on Sunday at St. Louis, but veteran Marty Booker missed practice the last two days with a knee injury and Rideau has been getting a crash course on special teams this week after practice.
The club will have to make a roster move to create a spot for Rideau and that could be to place linebacker Darrell McClover on injured reserve. He suffered a pulled hamstring last Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Bears will also have to make a roster move by Monday to open up a spot for guard Terrence Metcalf, who received a one-week exemption when he returned from his four-game suspension for violation of the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.