The Chicago Bears continue to work over their roster at tight end behind starter Martellus Bennett as they announced a trade for Khari Lee of the Houston Texans on Wednesday.
The Bears waived tight end Blake Annen to make room for Lee. The Texans received a 2017 sixth-round draft pick.
Lee, an undrafted rookie from Bowie State, made five catches for 71 yards in Houston’s three preseason games but is considered an in-line blocker. The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder caught 34 passes for 389 yards and one touchdown last season and needs to make the jump from a low level of college ball.
The Bears traded for Lee because they didn’t want to take the chance they would miss out on him...