Bears fans applauded when the Bears kept a fullback on their 53-man roster. “We must be committing to running the ball and scrapping this ‘Greatest Show on Turf’ Mike Martz crap” the huddled masses thought. Well, guess again. Maybe. The Bears cut Will Ta’ufo’ou, the lone fullback they had kept on their roster. He spent a couple of seasons on the practice squad but never saw any regular season action with the Bears. I think he’s the victim of Mike Martz’s system as much as anything else. He should catch on elsewhere.
With Ta’ufo’ou’s departure, it leaves undrafted rookie tight end Kyle Adams to fill that role as an H back.
The interesting question that comes up with this move is who will fill that roster spot. The Twitter-verse was on fire speculating about who the Bears might pick up to fill that precious last spot. Cornerback Darius Butler was let go by the Patriots, which fueled some speculation the Bears might dive into the Pats’ dumpster. I guess if you’re going to go dumpster diving, it’s best to dive into the dumpster of a gourmet restaurant. It’s doubtful he clears waivers far enough for the Bears to actually pick him up, but stranger things have happened.
Another prospect that got some play was Dolphins castoff linebacker A.J. Edds. The bad news for the Bears is that crafty Bill Belichick cut Butler to claim Edds, who will move inside the AFC East to New England.
I had a couple of tweets about Aaron Maybin, but it’s really doubtful the Bears would take a flier on him, no matter how desperate they might be at linebacker.
Hey who knows, Brad Maynard is out there after the Texans cut him? Does Tommie Harris do anything for you? Nathan Vasher anyone?
Who would you like to see the Bears go after to fill that last roster spot? By the time you get a chance to read this, they’ll probably already have filled the spot, but voice your opinion in the Comments anyway.