Bears trade for Texans tight end Khari Lee

The Chicago Bears shuffled the bottom of their roster on Wednesday when they acquired tight end Khari Lee via a trade with the Houston Texans for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick, the club announced.

The Bears waived tight end Blake Annen to make room for Lee on the 75-man roster. Annen appeared in five games for the Bears as a rookie in 2014.

NFL teams must trim their rosters to the final 53 by Saturday.

Lee joined the Texans this season as an undrafted free agent out of Bowie State where he caught 107 passes for 1,225 yards and four touchdowns in 40 games.

The Bears also claimed tight end Gannon Sinclair off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday.

Lee and Sinclair are expected to challenge veterans Dante Rosario, Zach Miller and Bear Pascoe for the last tight end roster spots behind incumbent starter Martellus Bennett.

The Bears wrap up preseason play against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field on Thursday (8 p.m. ET).