Chicago Bears roster cuts today include these five players

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Chicago Bears - Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /

The Chicago Bears and the rest of the NFL were required to cut their roster down from 90 players to 85 by 4:00 pm EST today. Our very own, Parker Hurley correctly predicted three of the four  Chicago Bears roster cuts. Unfortunately, Doug Kramer went down with a season-ending lower leg injury. The team fears he suffered a Lisfranc injury as they placed him on injured reserve today. They signed UDFA Corey Dublin to try and replace him.

To reach the required roster limitation of 85 players, we turn to the transaction report. This is the first of three roster cut-down days. The team will have to cut another five players next week and then cut down from 80 players to the final 53 prior to the start of the 2022 NFL regular season.

Chicago Bears roster cuts today include these five players

Chicago Bears Roster Cuts: Michael Joseph, S

The Chicago Bears cut three players using an injury designation and Michael Joseph was one of them. To be honest, even if Joseph wasn’t dealing with an injury, I don’t think he had a shot at making the final roster. Joseph was not brought in by the Ryan Poles regime and there were too many better players ahead of him. Sad to think he was on the roster under Ryan Pace in 2021.

Chicago Bears Roster Cuts: Jayson Stanley, CB

Another defensive back to go down with an injury is Jayson Stanley. Stanley was brought in by the Ryan Poles regime, but he also didn’t have a very good chance of making the final roster. Stanley is a UDFA out of Georgia and has struggled to make a final roster. Hopefully for him, he can recover from his injury and find a home with a new team or work his way back to Chicago’s practice squad later in the season.

Chicago Bears Roster Cuts: Javin White, LB

This was a tough situation for Javin White as he was just signed to the Chicago Bears roster on August 7, 2022. He also sustained an injury during the preseason opener vs the Chiefs and as quick as White was on the roster he finds himself off of it. I doubt he made the final roster anyway as the team is likely to only keep four to five linebackers.

Chicago Bears Roster Cuts: Noah Dawkins, LB

When I was at training camp on August 5, I posted a video of Noah Dawkins being coached up by Matt Eberflus. The interaction didn’t look too great for Dawkins. There are too many better linebackers on this roster for Dawkins to be awarded a final roster spot. This move was an easy choice.

Chicago Bears Roster Cuts: Rysen John, TE

I had Rysen John being cut prior to the final roster. This is good news for Chase Allen who I have pushing for a final roster spot in my current projections. John hasn’t shown enough in practice or in the preseason. Chase Allen has shown more potential and deserves to still be on the roster over John.

Players will need to show something on Thursday in the second preseason game vs the Seahawks if they want to make the final roster. The backups will have more opportunities as the starters are only slotted to receive one to two series. The next round of Chicago Bears roster cuts will be next Tuesday.