The Bears traded a 2017 sixth-round pick to the Houston Texans for undrafted tight end Khari Lee.
The Bears cut tight end Blake Annen as a result of the trade, but Lee will still have to compete for a roster slot behind Martellus Bennett, Zach Miller, Dante Rosario and Bear Pascoe.
It’s uncommon, but there’s no indication if the Bears will keep all five tight ends.
So who is Khari Lee?
Lee, 6-4 and 235 pounds, was a undrafted free agent from Bowie State University, and starred in the HBO series, “Hard Knocks.”
In the latest episode, Lee impersonated Texans head coach Bill O’Brien, and he had the whole team cracking up.
Before becoming an undrafted free agent, Lee caught 34 passes for 389 yards and a touchdown last season at Bowie State. Lee said he was cut from his freshman high school football team in Baltimore, walked-on to Bowie State and created a drive that helped him exceed to the NFL.
During his three preseason games with the Texans, Lee caught five passes for 71 yards.