Chicago Bears Cut OT Jonathan Scott, Sign TE Kyle Adams

Dec 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) works past Chicago Bears tackle Jonathan Scott (79) and pressures quarterback Jay Cutler (6) in the second quarter at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears cut offensive tackle Jonathan Scott and brought back tight end Kyle Adams.  Here’s what they said in their release:

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears signed TE Kyle Adams and terminated the contract of vested veteran Jonathan Scott.

Adams has appeared in 23 games with two starts over two seasons (2011-12) with the Bears recording four receptions for 40 yards with one special teams tackle.

During his six-year career with Detroit (2007-08), Buffalo (2009), Pittsburgh (2010-11) and Chicago (2012), Scott started 35-of-70 games played. Last season with the Bears, Scott appeared in 12 games with seven starts (five at right tackle and two as a sixth-eligible lineman).

You have to believe that Scott’s knee wasn’t responding the way the Bears wanted it to and he couldn’t go on.  You have to wonder what kind of advice the Bears were getting from team doctors and how they weighed that information in the decision to cut Scott.  Had they known the extent to Scott’s, you have to wonder if they would have made a different move in shaping their 53-man roster.  If anything happens to starters Jordan Mills or Jermon Bushrod, you’d better hope Bears management isn’t regretting cutting a tackle with 44 career starts in J’Marcus Webb.

The Bears now have 8 offensive lineman on their roster - Jermon Bushrod, Matt Slauson, Roberto Garza, Kyle Long (R), Jordan Mills (R), James Brown, Eben Britton, and Taylor Boggs.  That leaves Britton as the only swing tackle in the group. James Brown, who primarily played guard in the NFL, played tackle in college.

More peculiar, the Bears now have 4 TE’s on their active roster – Martellus Bennett, Dante Rosario, Steve Maneri and Kyle Adams – along with fullback Tony Fiammetta.  They also have Fendi Onobun waiting in the wings on the practice squad.  I find it hard to believe they’ll keep all those tight ends, so unless you’re Martellus Bennett, I’d rent instead of buying if you’re a Bears tight end.

Something tells me the Bears aren’t done tweaking the back end of their roster.  Don’t be shocked to see another offensive tackle added to the mix.

What do you think?  Are you surprised that Scott is gone?  Will the Bears regret cutting a veteran tackle with 44 career starts?

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  • Wisdom Speaks

    It seems I was the only one in the
    entire City of Chicago that questioned the move of waiving J’Marcus Webb and
    keeping Jonathan Scott at the time the move was made. How the Bears came
    to make the decision of keeping a 30 yr old with a bad knee and cutting a 25 yr
    old with talent and two good knees is something that I found puzzling.
    Like I said, there just seemed to be to much of an anti Webb mania in the
    public realm and media that made no sense. It also seemed that even the
    Bears got cut up in the anti Webb mania and became over critical of the guy.
    The question that begs to be answered is, what exactly did Scott do to
    earn a spot on the 53 man roster in the first place? Answer, nothing.
    He was injured and the Bears wanted to avoid an injury settlement is the
    only reason why they kept him until he was physically fit to be released.
    People are forgetting, it was Scott who was suppose to be the Swing
    Tackle and not Eben Britton. Britton isn’t good enough a football player
    to be both a Swing Tackle and a Guard in the NFL, anybody who believes different
    is deluding themselves. Now that Scott isn’t physically able to play all
    of Chicago better hope Britton isn’t called upon to play Left Tackle any time
    this season, because if he is, it’s Webb who will get the last laugh on this
    situation. The Bears better go out and find somebody better than Britton
    immediately. The Bears will never admit it, but waiving Webb was a mistake
    and really on called for after slashing his salary and keeping two guys he was
    certainly and clearly better than according to anybody outside of the City of
    Chicago. All of Chicago got their wish, but their wish may come back to
    hunt them.

    • manbearpig01

      as a vikings’ fan, I love the release of Webb. We really needed depth behind our starting T’s and it was great to be able to get a young guy who can step in on either side!

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