Sorry to get your hopes up, it’s not Chris Conte or Major Wright. This morning the Bears waived 2nd year player Sean Cattouse. He’s a local kid from Chicago’s Hubbard HS who played his college ball at Cal. Cattouse played in one game with the Chargers last year then signed with the Bears on Oct 1st of this year and spent 8 weeks on the Bears practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster for the game against the Vikings in week 13 and played special teams without recording a tackle. Cattouse was inactive the last two games.
The Bears did bring in two safeties for a workout today, Sherrod Martin and Jerron McMillian, so at least they realize there is a problem. Martin, a former 2nd round pick in 2009, spent four years with the Panthers before finishing last season on the IR and being released in the off-season. He was the Panthers starting free safety in 2010 & 2011. McMillian was a 4th round pick of the Packers last year was the Packers opening day starter at free safety his year, but was benched by week 3 for blown assignments and then released on 12/3 of this year.
* There is an interesting tidbit about Jerry Angelo’s draft strategy in the article linked above. Almost makes it sound like he piggybacked other GMs scouting work to see who to draft. That explains a lot.