Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Jordan Lynch (36) runs with the ball during the second half of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. The Bears won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears begin Shaping their Roster

One day after the final preseason game, the Chicago Bears have begun trimming their roster from 75 to the required 53. Rosters must be at 53 players or less by August 30 at 4:00pm Eastern time.

So far the Bears have released/waived the following players:

OL Rob Turner (released)

WR Armanti Edwards (released)

TE Jeron Mastrud (released)

RB Jordan Lynch (waived)

Just in case you were wondering what the difference is between being released and being waived is, go check out this article from

The Bears coaches rested 40 out of their 75 players last night, which means many of the players who played last night will be looking for new jobs starting today.

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune; last week the Bears brought in four long snappers for a tryout but obviously didn’t sign any of them. This tells me they might not be totally thrilled with the play of current long snapper Brandon Hartson.

Being on the roster on August 30 does not mean your job is safe though. Every team is making cuts, and it is wise to remember “one team’s trash is another team’s treasure.” GM Phil Emery is always looking to improve the roster; if there is someone he thinks will help, he will go out and get them.

I will keep an eye out for other Bears transactions throughout the day and will update this article when news happens. Check back later for more updates!

What are your predictions Bears fans? Who would you like to see stay and who do you want to see gone? Comment below!


Brad Biggs reports the Bears will release OL Dennis Roland who is a vested veteran.


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