The Chicago Bears just made some head-scratching moves at defensive end

Chicago Bears, Terrell Lewis, Trevis Gipson
Chicago Bears, Terrell Lewis, Trevis Gipson / Michael Reaves/GettyImages
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Chicago Bears, Trevis Gipson
Chicago Bears, Trevis Gipson / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The Chicago Bears cut Trevis Gipson and waived Terrell Lewis for a DE

Normally, I wouldn't overreact to a guy on the backend of the roster who isn't likely to contribute on game day. Although, the Chicago Bears had many practice squad defensive backs playing at the end of the season last year due to injuries. In this case, though, I feel like my overreaction is warranted.

The NFL broadcast announced that Trevis Gipson was given permission to seek a trade partner during the Buffalo Bills game in preseason Week 3. It was very weird timing and it was worded in a way that everyone assumed Gipson was requesting a trade. He couldn't be very happy about being pushed to the bottom of the depth chart. Well, he notified fans yesterday that he never requested a trade. The situation bothers me a little and Ryan Poles, as much as I like and trust him to do the job, hasn't handled some of these situations from a PR standpoint very well.

Despite Gipson showing up during the preseason this year, when we saw that he was being waived, it should not have shocked anyone. He also cleared waivers. This also shouldn't be a shock. I'm confident he will find a team before the start of the season though. Keeping Terrell Lewis over Gipson wasn't mind-blowing either. Personally, I wasn't a fan of what I've seen from Rasheen Green and would have kept Gipsona and Lewis over him, but I wasn't as upset yesterday as I am now.