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Buffalo Bulls' John Kling lands on Chicago Bears Practice Squad

John Kling, whose massive figure was a fixture on Buffalo's offensive line since taking over midway through his sophomore year, has reportedly been assigned to the Chicago Bears practice squad.

The 6'7, 315 pound Kling was cut last week as the Bears cut to the then-75-man limit.  He will join a maximum of ten other cut players on the Bears practice unit.

Each NFL team may keep up to ten members on its practice squad in addition to the 53-member main roster. A practice is usually made of mostly of cut rookies and young players who are seen as a development projects. Kling has great size but in the preseason he talked about the challenges of doing "the little things" at an NFL level.

This is a great chance for him to continue developing under the eye of NFL position coaches. He will also make a minimum salary of $6,900 per week for 17 weeks, or a little over $107,000 for the year.

Practice squad players are free agents; any NFL team willing to put the player on their 53-man roster is free to "poach" other teams' practice squads without compensating the teams.

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