The Bears and Bolden agreed to a contract Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The defections from head coach John Fox's previous employer, the Broncos, continue, as Bolden is the fourth such player to move from Denver to Chicago this offseason. In four seasons in the Mile-High City, Bolden served primarily on special teams, racking up 27 tackles in that domain while returning at least 13 kickoffs on three occasions. Expect him to serve in a similar capacity with the Bears.
Goldman, who suffered a sprained right ankle during Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The rookie defensive tackle and former second-round pick notched 4.5 sacks in 15 games throughout the season before the severely sprained ankle suffered in Week 16 forced the Bears to shut him down for the year. With Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) also headed to IR, the team signed defensive linemen Terry Williams and Greg Scruggs on Wednesday.
McPhee (knee) may not be at full speed for the Bears' April offseason program, but is expected to be fully ready for training camp, the Chicago Tribune reports.
McPhee had five sacks in the Bears first seven games last season before missing two games and missing significant snaps in the last six games he played due to the knee injury. If he can remain healthy in 2016, he should continue to not only pressure the quarterback, but also be an asset against the run.
Rolle (knee) has been placed on IR by the Bears, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Rolle's injury is described as a sprained knee, which suggests that he should be recovered well in advance of the 2016 season. In seven games for the Bears in 2015, Rolle logged 35 tackles. In a corresponding move, OT Tayo Fabuluje was reinstated to the team's active roster.
Wilson's foot injury proves season-ending, and leaves an already beat-up group of Chicago pass catchers even thinner. Wilson heads into his contract year with a modest but efficient total of 28 catches for 464 yards and one touchdown on 51 targets (9.1 YPT).
Washington and Bruton agreed to a contract Monday, Stephen Czarda of the team's official site reports.
The veteran safety primarily served on special teams during his seven-year stint with the Broncos, but eight starts litter his 104 career games. Last season, he received three nods in 13 appearances before suffering a season-ending broken right fibula in Week 15, finishing with 49 tackles (37 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one sack. Although he missed Denver's run to Super Bowl glory, he'll have the opportunity to lock down the first regular starting gig as a professional with Washington.
Culliver sustained a torn ACL and MCL during Thursday's practice, bringing his season to an end, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Washington made a splash in the offseason, inking Culliver to a four-year contract, but a one-game suspension and knee injury limited him to 16 tackles and no interceptions in six appearances. A shoulder injury resulted in no practice Wednesday, and in his return Thursday, he suffered the knee ligament tears on an attempted leap. With a lengthy rehab process on tap, he may be in danger of missing most of the 2016 season as well.
Jones is expected to be 100 percent healthy when the Redskins' offseason program begins next month, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Jones had a minor hip procedure in January, forcing him to miss the Redskins' final two regular season games and their playoff loss as well. However, after having a couple months to recover, Jones is expected to be ready to assume Washington's starting running back position this season, beginning with his participation in next month's offseason program. Although coach Jay Gruden admitted the Redskins were gambling a bit in prioritizing Jones over recently-departed tailback Alfred Morris, the rising second-year player's size and explosiveness give him intriguing upside heading into the upcoming campaign.
Paul is treading a fine line as he recovers from a dislocated left ankle, combining weight work and cardio at Washington's facility, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the team's official site reports.
Paul entered training camp last summer as the No. 1 tight end in Washington, only to sustain a season-ending ankle injury in the first preseason game. The stars were aligned for Jordan Reed's breakout campaign following Logan Paulsen's (toe) placement on injured reserve within a week of Paul's malady. Further straining his standing within the TE corps was the recent acquisition of Vernon Davis, but Paul's ability to log snaps at an open position (fullback) should help him find a place in the offense next season.
Paulsen is signing a one-year contract to remain with the Redskins, ESPN's Adam Caplin reports.
Paulsen has spent his entire six-year career with the Redskins, but missed all of last season after having toe surgery in August. A backup tight end, Paulsen will hope for a healthy 2016 campaign, but his fantasy stock is minuscule at best.
The NFL has suspended Redd indefinitely for a violation of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Bans of this variety are due to continued positive tests, which is evident as Redd has yet to serve a four-gamer for a similar violation due to his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL. Once healthy enough to return to the field, he'll have to bide his time and do his due diligence considering NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be in charge of any reinstatement effort.
Riley (foot) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.
Riley, who is recovering from surgery on his right foot, made his return to practice this past week, suggesting that he could be ready to go by next weekend should Washington advance to the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Roberts is slated for season-ending knee surgery, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
The procedure will repair a torn meniscus, which spurred three consecutive absences. Now on injured reserve, he'll end a dismal season with just 11 catches (on 21 targets) for 135 yards, though he did return one of seven kickoffs for a touchdown.
Thompson, who has signed his exclusive rights tender with Washington, could experience an expanded role in 2016 following the departure of Alfred Morris to the Cowboys.
Bit by the injury bug throughout his first three seasons, Thompson finally made his presence felt on the field in 2015, totaling 35 carries for 216 yards, 35 receptions (on 48 targets) for 240 yards, and two touchdown grabs in 13 games. However, he required surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on Jan. 27, which is poised to impact his availability throughout the offseason program. Although he may lack for reps in May and June, Thompson is expected to serve as a change-of-pace option to Matt Jones at the start of training camp, assuming no more additions to the backfield.