Bears sign G Stephens to practice squad

The Chicago Bears signed guard Reggie Stephens to the practice squad on Tuesday and terminated the contract of safety Winston Venable.

Stephens, a seventh-round selection (228th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, spent the entire 2010 season on the Bengals active roster but was inactive for all 16 contests. The Bengals released him after the 2011 preseason.