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59 min ago | BearGoggleson
The Bears cut their roster down to the 53-man limit today, but I hear that they are still scanning the waiver wire for potential upgrades.
The name of the Double Nickel Smokehouse, which will open in Elk Grove, refers to the number Lance Briggs wears as an NFL linebacker.
I have already covered the Bears final cuts earlier today and now I'm going to focus on some players who made the roster that could be considered a surprise.
The NFL's 53-man roster deadline has just passed and the Bears made 17 cuts today to get down to the roster limit.
The most notable casualties among the Bears' early cuts Saturday were versatile, veteran offensive lineman Eben Britton and speedy big-play wide receiver/kick returner Chris Williams.
McCray raises game, should start at free safety - Adam L. Jahns: Danny McCray, signed to be a special-teams stalwart, stands out as the best example of an unheralded player who took his opportunity and ran with it.
After five weeks of practice and four preseason games, the Bears' roster - and their strengths and weaknesses - is coming into clearer focus.
Danny McCray didn't know how to take the news. The safety was going to be one of 40 players who would be sitting out the Bears' final exhibition Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns.
Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was released by the Bengals on Friday, among a handful of players out of jobs - for now - as NFL teams started to trim their rosters to get down to the mandatory 53 players by Saturday afternoon.
Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Jordan Lynch runs with the ball during the second half of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field.
After the Seattle Seahawks dismantled the Chicago Bears in their third preseason game last week, there was not much for Bears fans to be happy about.
Aug 28, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Santonio Holmes breaks away from Cleveland Browns defensive back Aaron Berry for a touchdown during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Aug 23, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam during warm ups before the game against the St. Louis Rams at FirstEnergy Stadium.
During the off season the Bears gave every indication they were going to go into 2014 with Jordan Palmer as their back up QB.
On third-and-14, Holmes caught the ball at the 24, spun away from cornerback Justin Gilbert and raced into the end zone, capping a six-play, 52-yard drive.
Louisville fans have spent the latter part of the summer following the first professional performances of guys like Teddy Bridgewater, Calvin Pryor and Marcus Smith closely.
Updated: Sun Aug 31, 2014 02:02 am
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