Bears sign former Saints, Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o to practice squad

Former New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Manti Te'o (51) has been signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad. (Bill Feig/AP)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears signed former Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o to their practice squad on Tuesday.



A 2012 Heisman Trophy finalist also known for his internet relationship with a person falsely posing as a woman stricken with leukemia, Te'o has made 48 starts and 62 appearances over seven seasons with the then-San Diego Chargers (2013-16) and New Orleans Saints (2017-19). He has 307 tackles -- 22 for loss -- along with 13 pass breakups and two interceptions.



He takes the practice squad spot of kicker Kai Forbath, signed Tuesday to the Los Angeles Rams' active roster.

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