After giving the league a little bit of time to settle down on all of the player movements I thought I would give a quick update on the 2012 Bears: Where Are They Now.
Chilo Rachal: Since Cardianals guard Jonathan Cooper broke his leg I thought Rachal had a chance of sticking. He survived the 75 man cut but didn’t make the 53 man cut, So far no one has picked him up.
Jason Campbell: Jason Campbell is the Browns back up quarter back. Too bad he missed the final pre-season game against Chicago, he had a case of the flu, yeah ok.
Israel Idonije: Israel made the Detroit roster and will be a backup tackle and end.
Lance Louis: Louis was cut by Miami prior to the 75 man cut down. He isn’t fully healed from his ACL surgery and was due a $763,750 bonus if he made the 53 man roster. Louis may catch on with some team when his ACL is fully recovered.
Evan Rodriguez: Rodriguez made the Dolphins 53 man roster, for one day. He was cut and the Dolphins replaced him with one time Bear, Tyler Clutts. Rodriguez is currently unemployed. If he gets stopped by another cop he can’t use this line again; "I’m an NFL player, I don’t need this crap". No your not!
Gabe Carimi: Carimi made the Tampa Bay Bucaneers roster and will serve as a backup tackle and guard.
Matt Spaeth: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (foot surgery) is a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return. Spaeth is out 8-10 weeks after undergoing Lisfranc surgery.
Troy Nolan: Nolan didn’t make the Tampa Bay 75 man roster and was cut.
Amobi Okoye: Amobi is still a free agent.
J’Marcus Webb: Webb didn’t survive the Bears 53 man cut and was claimed by the Minnesota Vikings as a backup.
Dane Sanzenbacher: The former Bears wide receiver is currently listed as the third WR1 on the Cincinnatti Bengals depth chart. Dane will be playing at the Bears in the first Week of the season, putting terror into the heart of Tillman and Jennings, yeah right.
Matt Blanchard: Blanchard was released with an injury settlement. Which more than likely means his days in Chicago are over. He is one of those small school athletes that almost no one gave a chance to succeed. He handled himself very well while with the Bears and is probably better than quit a few current NFL backups.
Matt Toeaina: The former Bears Nose Tackle has yet to find a job in the NFL.