Aug 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jordan Palmer (2) drops back to pass against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears Make Roster Moves


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.

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  • Dirkdeez20

    I hope we release Chris Conte. Sorry Chris but the release of you and Mel Tucker would totally help the bears struggling D.

    • Garrett

      Totally. Let’s get rid of our Defensive Coordinator and starting safety midway through the season. That sounds lovely

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  • bearisity

    Well i never seen mel being the man for the D. I mean he is an ok temporary (this year) DC. But i was hoping even from the start they would find a top notch DC for the long term. Lol kinda funny for so many years the DC’s were solid and it was the OC’s in the revolving door…..

  • John Mack

    While I understand that the Redskins had not studied up on McCown, I’m interested to see how the team responds. If McCown is moderately successful and can guide us to a 9-7 record, with close enough games, will we just draft a new QB? If the system proves manageable with another player, than that might determine a lot. Because remember we have a huge roster turnover coming.

    And I don’t write that as an indictment of Jay Cutler. But there is a certain lackadaisicalness that appears to be stagnating the offense. We’ll see. It’s feeling more and more like the rebuild is coming.