The Chicago Bears began shuffling their roster in the wake of the ridiculous amount of injuries suffered over the past couple weeks.
ESPN’s Michael C. Wright recently tweeted
@mikecwright: Expect some moves today. Some folks saying goodbye in the locker room.
Seldom used Tight End Steve Maneri announced his release by the team on his Facebook page.
The Bears released me today… Another bump in the road. Looking forward to my next opportunity!
According to Wright, practice squad player WR Ricardo Lockette has also been released.
Quarterback Jordan Palmer whom the Bears brought in the preseason when QB Matt Blanchard went down with an injury will also be brought back to serve as the backup QB on game days for QB Josh McCown.
Maneri was released to make room for Palmer.
Bears General Manager Phil Emery mentioned in his press conference that the team has explored potential trades but have not found any that would be equal value for both teams.
When asked about the possibility of recently retired, future HOF Linebacker Brian Urlacher possibly rejoining the team to help shore up the defense, Emery shot that idea down but didn’t completely close the door on the idea.
Brian’s retirement papers came in weeks before the season started. I’d say that’s a nil.
Nil does not mean completely out of the question, it just means not likely to happen.
Continue to check in with BearGogglesOn throughout the day for updates on roster moves and injury news.