Chicago Bears 53-Man Roster Set and Final Cuts

By Chris Wickersham

Today is an important day as every team is setting their 53-man roster for the regular season. The Chicago Bears set their 53-man roster and made the final cuts in the process:

Final cuts/moves:

*The Bears have traded FB Tyler Clutts to the Houston Texans for CB Sherrick McManis. Clutts was going to be waived by the Bears and the Texans were going to waive McManis. So, a trade of need for both teams was worked out. I don’t know much about McManis, but I do know he’ll make the 53-man roster. Clutts is a great FB, but the Bears usually don’t carry a FB. So, Clutts will now be able to play. I’m happy Clutts will be able to make a team and contribute to this season.

*The Bears have terminated the contract of QB Josh McCown.
*The Bears have waived CB Greg McCoy.
*The Bears have waived WR Brittan Gold.
*The Bears have released CB Isiah Frey, but he’ll join the practice squad.
*The Bears have waived S Mark LeGree.
*The Bears have waived LB Xavier Adibi.
*The Bears have waived CB Cornellius Brown.
*The Bears have waived LB Jabara Williams, but hope to re-sign him to the practice squad.
*The Bears have released RB Armando Allen.
*The Bears have waived WR Joe Anderson, but he could be added to the practice squad.
*The Bears have waived G Ricky Henry.
*The Bears have released DE Chauncey Davis.
*The Bears have waived OL Cory Brandon.
*The Bears have waived DT Jordan Miller.
*The Bears have waived TE Brandon Venson.
*The Bears have waived Jonathan Wilhite.
*The Bears have waived
So, here’s the 53-man roster entering week 1 of the regular season:

QB: Jay Cutler, Jason Campbell

RB: Matt Forte, Michael Bush, Lorenzo Booker

WR: Brandon Marshall, Devin Hester, Earl Bennett, Alshon Jeffery, Eric Weems, Dane Sanzenbacher

TE: Kellen Davis, Matt Spaeth, Evan Rodriguez, Kyle Adams

OL: Chris Williams, Gabe Carimi, Roberto Garza, J’Marcus Webb, Edwin Williams, Lance Louis, Chris Spencer, Chilo Rachal

DL: Julius Peppers, Shea McClellin, Israel Idonize, Matt Toeaina, Henry Melton, Stephen Paea, Corey Wootton, Cheta Ozougwu, Brian Price

LB: Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Nick Roach, Blake Constanzo, Geno Hayes, J.T. Thomas, Patrick Trahan

DB: Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings, DJ Moore, Kelvin Hayden, Sherrick McManis

S: Chris Conte, Craig Steltz, Major Wright, Anthony Walters, Jeremy Jones

ST: Adam Podlesh, Robbie Gould, Patrick Mannelly, Ryan Quigley

Other notes:
*The Bears have not officllly signed Amobi Okoye, so that’s why he’s yet to be on the 53-man roster.
*The Bears placed DL Nate Collins on the suspended/reserve lst. The Bears will have to have a decision by week 2 to keep Collins (release another player)  or waive him.

There’s not really too many big surprises… McCown being cut wasn’t really news and the 3rd RB was up for grabs.

Well there’s your Bears 53-man roster to start the season! 

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