Former football player Rashad Lawrence signed by Chicago Bears

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Sports Editor


Rashad Lawrence has another shot at the National Football League.

The former Northwestern receiver, who graduated last year, was signed to the practice squad of the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, according to a team news release. The move comes in the wake of the Bears releasing veteran wideout Santonio Holmes.

Lawrence signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in May but was later cut during training camp, never making the 53-man roster.

He had 31 catches for 463 yards and a touchdown in his final season as a Wildcat and 96 catches, 1,165 yards and two touchdowns over his career. Lawrence is now the second NU alum on the Bears’ team, joining former Cats cornerback Sherrick McManis.

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