The Bears will fill out their practice squad by signing offensive tackle Jim Marten.
A third-round pick from Boston College in 2007 by the Dallas Cowboys, Marten was claimed off waivers last season by the Oakland Raiders last season and was inactive for 14 games before appearing in the season finale on special teams. The Bears have been watching Marten for a while as the club put in a failed waiver claim for Marten a year ago.
Marten cleared waivers after being cut by Oakland on Saturday, and the Bears finally got their man. Marten is the third lineman to join the practice squad. The Bears also signed center Donovan Raiola and guard Johan Asiata to the eight-man developmental squad. The team is carrying eight linemen on the 53-man roster.