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The Bears signed defensive back K.J. Gerard to the practice squad and terminated the practice squad contract of receiver Jeff Moturi.

Gerard signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2009 out of Northern Arizona. The 6-1, 192-pounder spent a majority of last season on the Ravens practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on November 18, 2009, appearing in three contests before being placed on injured reserve. Gerard recorded two special teams tackles in those three contests.

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I know I know, by order of popular opinion, we're not suppose to like practice squad players or little known prospects that the Bears bring in. I'm gonna break the rules on this one. (And its a rule I never follow anyways) =-)

I like K.J. Gerard, he was one of my favorite small school prospects coming out in 2009. Gerard's 40 time or any of his other measurables don't really stick out, the thing that has always stuck out about Gerard is his ability as a sure tackler. In 2007 he had 34 solo tackles for Northern Arizona, and in 2008 he had 38 solo, the key word here is solo tackles. The guy usually always brings his opponent down, this is key and the type of player Chicago needs to start bringing in. Gerard doesn't have bad ball skills either, between 2007-08 he had 11 ints. Also, Gerard is an ace special teams player, and the Bears are one team that proves time and time again, special teams is a very important faze of the game. Gerard could develop into a pretty good safety prospect and add nice depth to the Bears roster down the road GO BEARS!!

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