Hass, Atterberry depart as Bears make two practice squad moves

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Based on a pair of practice squad moves Saturday, you can draw conclusions that the Bears are getting healthier.

Punter Zac Atterberry and wide receiver Mike Hass were released from the practice squad, creating two openings.

Atterberry took the place of Brad Maynard in practice this week but anything that was ailing Maynard must be fine as Atterberry flew home to Texas. Maynard was listed on the injury report on Friday as probable and the team did not disclose an injury, calling it “rest.” Maynard’s typical days to punt in practice are Wednesdays and Fridays. Maynard missed a game last season with a pulled groin muscle and has had hamstring issues in the past as well.

Hass departs two weeks are returning to the club, a sign that Brandon Lloyd may be able to return to the practice field some time this coming week. Lloyd will miss his second game at Atlanta as he has sprained the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. If the Bears want, they could rest Lloyd two more weeks by having him sit out next week against Minnesota because the club’s bye week follows that division game.

It is expected that the Bears will at least consider re-signing guard Tyler Reed to the practice squad. The sixth-round pick from 2006 has spent the last 2 1/2 years there and was let go to make room for Atterberry.

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