It was reported that the Bears were releasing tight-end Jesper Horsted
due to a failed physical. Bears fans were starting to get familiar with this type of news as Chicago had to cancel the signing of DT Larry Ogunjobi at the start of free agency.
However, one day after waiving him with the failed physical, the Chicago Bears are bringing back tight end Jesper Horsted. Since the 25-year-old went unclaimed on waivers, he reverted to the Bears. According to Aaron Wilson, the Bears have placed Horsted on their reserve/physically unable to perform list.
We still don't know what the injury is or what cause him to fail the physicals, but he will still be able to work on his recovery inside Halas Hall this off-season.
Horsted appeared in 7 games in 2021 only getting targeted 3 times. He caught 2 passes and both went for touchdowns. He was expected to take on a bigger role in 2022 but that will obviously not be the case.
After a fantastic display in the final pre-season game of the 2021 season, some people believed the tight-end deserved a chance to prove his worth during the regular season. During that game, Horsted caught five passes for 104 yards and 3 Td's.