The Chicago Bears have released Chester Taylor, and I think everyone saw that coming when Marian Barber signed in the off season. Khalil Bell is such a valuable asset on special teams and Taylor really didnt’ work out the way anyone was thinking he would. So I’m not surprised by the move, and actually happy about it.
Releasing Vernon Gholston was a little more shocking to me because this is a guy in need of a new shot in a new system. He’s a guy that I thought could really come in and help the organization but I guess the Bears saw differently. Gholston was incredible over rated due to a real good combine, but he doesn’t really have the skillset to be a starter at this level…not yet anyway…and seeing as the Bears have a great history of judging talent on the defensive side of the ball- they obviously were not impressed by Gholston this preseason.