Former Temple offensive lineman Derek Dennis was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad on Tuesday.
He was called in for a tryout Monday.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pounder received some late-round consideration in April's NFL Draft. However, he ended up signing with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free-agent and was released at the start of training camp. Dennis also saw time with the New England Patriots in the preseason.
The 24-year-old, who graduated from Temple with a broadcast degree last December, started all 13 games of the Owls' 2011 season at left guard. Dennis has also played center and tackle during his college career.