2013 NFL roster cuts: Chicago Bears offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb

Jonathan Daniel

Having his base pay slashed in half doesn't seem to have protected fourth year player J'Marcus Webb, as the seventh round pick is released by the team that drafted him today. The Bears gave him a billion chances, and yet he squandered all.

From the twitter of Webb himself:

Leave it to J'Marcus Webb to let everyone know before the organization does. His final false start as a Bear?

I jest. It's been a tumultuous three seasons for J'Marcus Webb. A seventh round pick with all of the physical tools, but absolutely none of the polish, he was thrust into the position of starting for a team that lacked depth at any given position across the offensive line.

Oft-maligned by the fanbase, a multitude of false starts, mental mistakes, and what appeared to be a lack of focus on plays, often led to his quarterback getting creamed and plays falling apart. Couple that with the arrest problems he had downstate early in the offseason, and it's a wonder he made it to training camp, even. However, that shows the state of the Chicago Bears offensive line.

Given every chance to be the incumbent starter at right tackle this year, after preseason week 1, the opportunity was given to fifth round pick Jordan Mills, who never looked back and is now slated to be the starting right tackle in Week 1 against the Bengals.

More: Grading J'Marcus Webb by Lester

At around the same time, the team came to Webb with the proposition: take this pay cut (or the implied else.) Webb and his agent, either sensing his leverage was small, or Webb just really wanting to stay in Chicago, agreed. Most times that is enough. This time it wasn't.

Webb is likely to at least have his tires kicked by another NFL team. Again, he has all the physical attributes you would want, and perhaps another coach can get it out of him. While you don't want to see a guy lose his job, if he's endangering the jobs of others, you sometimes have to let those players go.

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