Reviewing 4 moves Chicago Bears made after initial 53-man roster was set

The Chicago Bears made two waiver claims, and signed put two players on IR

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1. Chicago Bears place Doug Kramer on IR, sign Trent Taylor

Another move that is not too surprising was the Chicago Bears placing Doug Kramer on the IR. Kramer has played in four preseason games and played 142 snaps. In those, he suffered two injuries that put him on the IR. Last year he ended his season in the preseason. This year it may not be as fatal, but there is still a good chance that does become the case.

As we noted, the Bears already have ten offensive linemen, so it would be hard to swap one out for another offensive lineman. That is why they added a wide receiver, Trent Taylor. Taylor is a veteran who did not have to go through waivers, which helps in a big way. He signed in Chicago because the Bears probably told him he had a secured job. The Bears placed Dante Pettis on the IR, and Pettis was the starting punt return option. Neither Tyler Scott nor Velus Jones could show that they could be trusted returning punts. So, the Bears are going with Trent Taylor, who has a long track record.

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They do not want anything flashy, but they need someone they can trust, and now they have it. The one question is keeping seven wide receivers. It is a bit much. Beyond that, if Tyler Scott is not a starting wideout, and Equanimeous St. Brown, Trent Taylor, and Velus Jones all have jobs on special teams, does that mean Tyler Scott is inactive?