Perillo was waived by the Bears on Monday, Brad Briggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.
Perillo spent the first three years of his career with Green Bay before signing with the Bears this offseason. Chicago has six other tight ends on the roster and no longer had a need for Perillo, who will look to catch on with another team in 2017.
Perillo spent his first three seasons in Green Bay before receiving his walking papers last November. Staying within the division, he now joins a crowded Bears tight end corps that's already five deep at the position.
Perillo was released by the Packers on Saturday.
Perillo totaled 35 yards across four receptions for Green Bay this season. His release likely implies No. 1 tight end Jared Cook (ankle) will be ready to go Sunday against the Redskins.
Perillo caught two passes for 18 yards in Sunday's loss to the Colts.
The two receptions -- and in turn, targets -- along with the 18 yards were season highs for Perillo, but they were also his first offensive statistics since Week 6. He will remain the backup tight end behind Richard Rodgers until Jared Cook (ankle) is able to return, at which point he will slide down a spot on the depth chart and serve as the Packers' No. 3 tight end.
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