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Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki stands on the sideline during a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. The Southern Regional High School graduate caught 22 passes for 202 yards as rookie in 2018.

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday they waived defensive end and Absegami High School graduate Abdullah Anderson.

Anderson was deactivated for the Bears’ 10-3 loss to Green Bay on Thursday. The team was awarded tight end J.P. Holtz via waivers to replace Anderson on their 53-man roster.

He signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2018 after a tremendous college career at Bucknell University, where he was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.

He spent the 2018 season on the Bears’ practice squad. If he clears waivers, he can be signed to Chicago’s practice squad or be released.

Here’s a look at how local NFL players fared during Week 1 of the regular season:

Jacksonville running back Ryquell Armstead (Millville) had one carry for 7 yards in his NFL debut during the Jaguars’ 40-26 loss to Kansas City on Sunday.

Atlanta defensive lineman Jack Crawford (St. Augustine Prep) had two tackles in the Falcons’ 28-13 loss to Minnesota.

Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Jamil Demby (Vineland) played special teams in a 30-27 victory over Carolina.

Miami tight end Mike Gesicki (Southern Regional) had two catches for 31 yards in the Dolphins’ 59-10 loss to Baltimore.

Cincinnati long snapper Clark Harris (Southern) was on the field for four punts, three field goal attempts and two extra points in the Bengals’ 21-20 loss to Seattle.

Tennessee defensive tackle Austin Johnson (St. Augustine) had three tackles for the Titans in a 43-13 victory over Cleveland.

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