The Bears are inching closer to reaching the NFL mandated 53-man roster early Saturday and three veterans headlined the next wave of cuts by the Bears. No surprise that Chester Taylor was let go; at least this time it’s official. Marcus Harrison, who showed up to training camp in a contract year out of shape and well over his playing weight was also set out to pasture. The big surprise for me in this wave of cuts was veteran tight end Desmond Clark.
Clark’s ouster would not have come as a big surprise last season, when the Bears saw it fit for him to sit on Sundays more often than play, but at the start of training camp, they brought him back on a 1 year deal after Greg Olsen was traded to Carolina. As I said when they re-signed him and I posted on Twitter, Dez is a class guy and I wish him nothing but the best, unless he ends up in Green Bay.
Other early Saturday cuts were undrafted rookie wide receiver Kris Adams, running back and Thursday night folk hero Robert Hughes, offensive linemen Levi Horn and Ricky Henry, TE Andre Smith, S Anthony Walters, DT Jordan Miller.
The Bears still have a few more moves to make to reach their roster limit by 5PM Central. Check back later for a look at the last cuts and the final roster.