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Ahmad Wagner waived by Chicago Bears

Former Kentucky wide receiver Ahmad Wagner is looking for a new home.

With NFL teams needing to trim down their rosters to 53 players by Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, Wagner was among those waived by the Chicago Bears on Thursday.

After going undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft back in April, the former Wildcat signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Bears and was hoping to make the final roster as a wideout or a tight end. He made it through camp, but couldn’t hang on in the final round of cuts leading up to the regular season, which begins next week.

Though he won’t be on the final roster, the Bears are reportedly interested in bringing Wagner back as a practice squad player, with each team being allowed 16 practice squad spots.

In two seasons at Kentucky, Wagner played in 23 total games with 11 starts, picking up a total of 15 catches for 254 yards and two touchdowns, good for an average of 16.9 yards per catch.

Out of 42 total targets in his career, Wagner drew a pass interference on 12 separate occasions.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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3 Comments for Ahmad Wagner waived by Chicago Bears



  1. RackEmWillie
    10:18 am September 4, 2020 Permalink

    I think if this had been a normal off season and pre season, he would have probably gotten a shot. He has pure, raw athleticism, but needs a lot of work. That’s too much of a risk to spend a roster spot on this season. I’d expect him to find somewhere on a practice squad, at least.



  2. ClutchCargo
    3:11 pm September 4, 2020 Permalink

    Practice squad might do him some good. He definitely has size and talent, just needs reps.



  3. KyZoneBlitz
    6:25 pm September 4, 2020 Permalink

    If he comes to UK as a WR straight out of high school instead of going to Iowa to play bball, I think he gets drafted. The kid has all of the talent needed to succeed. As clutch said, just needs the reps. Has great hands, and is faster than most think for his size. Have to think he makes a practice squad roster, and who knows after that. Some really good players have come from undrafted and practice rosters, most notably off the top of my head, Adrian Foster.