The Redskins released veteran tight end Logan Paulsen as part of their final roster cuts on Saturday. After spending six seasons in Washington, he's found a new home with the Chicago Bears, according to multiple reports.
#Bears have informed TE Khari Lee he will be placed on waivers. He goes out to make room for Logan Paulsen. Lee is practice squad eligible.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) September 4, 2016
Logan Paulsen did not play last season. Had a severe case of turf toe that required surgery.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) September 4, 2016
Congrats to TE Logan Paulsen on signing with the Bears. Great pick up. Smart, tough, reliable football player.— Will Montgomery (@WillMontyNFL) September 4, 2016
The Bears waived tight end Khari Lee in order to make room for Paulsen on their active roster.
The 29-year-old had played his entire career with the Redskins, joining the team as an undrafted rookie in 2010. He was known primarily as a blocking tight end that could contribute on special teams.
Unfortunately for Paulsen, Washington added another competent blocking tight end in Vernon Davis this offseason. Add to that Jordan Reed's long-term extension and Niles Paul's return from injury -- Paulsen found himself on the outside looking in.
He will join Chicago as the third tight end along with Greg Scruggs and starter Zach Miller.
The Bears are set to host the Redskins at Soldier Field for a Christmas Eve matchup this year.