The Turk Making Rounds at Halas Hall: Bears Roster Cuts Underway

Happy Friday, Bears fans!  The Turk is wishing a happy early Labor Day weekend to some of the members of the Bears 75-man roster to get it down to the final 53 by Saturday.  Some of the bubble players we talked about the other day had their bubbles burst.  Here is the list of cuts as it stands now:

Tim Shaw – special teams ace, who set a franchise record 30 special teams tackles, couldn’t show enough at linebacker to justify sticking around.

Al Afalava – from hero to zero in one short year.  Afalava started 13 games last season and now he’s looking for work.

Woodny Turrene – some publications thought this practice squad player might break through this year.  They were wrong.

Others include backup center Tim Walter (who will always have this special moment), safety Quentin Scott, cornerback Cornelius Brown, linebackers Kevin Malast and Kelvin Smith and wide receiver Freddie Barnes.

It’s a fluid situation, so keep checking back for updates and a list of the final 53-man roster and practice squad later this weekend.


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  • Bill cowens

    I’d like to have seen Shaw make the team, Urlacher and Tinoisamoa might not make it the whole season! I’d also liked to see Quentin Scott make it as well ! his monster size could have been useful in red zone situations an as a double teamer on teams goto guy

    • Boomer

      Great point Bill. From everything I hear, part of the reason Shaw didn’t make it is because he’s not very good in a role outside of special teams. Iwuh has played better when called upon at linebacker.

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