McBride was waived by the Bears on Saturday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
McBride's departure comes after the team opted to promote linebacker John Timu from the practice squad. With McBride out, the Bears only have four active wide receivers for Sunday.
The fact that McBride is in street clothes for the opener confirms that he's the No. 6 receiver on the Bears' depth chart. Since Markus Wheaton (finger) is also inactive Sunday, McBride will face an even tougher battle to earn a spot on the gameday roster once Wheaton is healthy.
McBride was released by the Titans on Saturday.
Though he had been improving his case for a roster spot through his preseason performances, McBride was ultimately let go. He's caught a combined two passes over nine games during the past two seasons.
McBride caught four of five targets for a team-leading 73 yards Saturday against the Panthers in Week 2 of preseason.
McBride is on the roster bubble with Tennessee's addition of two wide receivers in the first three rounds of the draft and free agent Eric Decker, but he's making a case to snag a spot over veteran Harry Douglas. Douglas hauled in just a single six-yard pass on four targets in this one, and is rapidly losing ground to the 2015 seventh-rounder.
|3||9/24/17||PIT||Won 23-17 OT|
|4||9/28/17||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/26/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ DET||4:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|