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Bears GM Jerry Angelo all but confirms RB Chester Taylor will return in 2011

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In a story that has flown under the radar the last couple days (those pesky Q/As tend to do that sometimes), Bears GM Jerry Angelo tells Vaughn McClure that RB Chester Taylor is likely to return for 2011.

McClure: What about the report of running back Chester Taylor being cut?

Angelo: I don't know why that was reported. Is that to say he's a lock to be on this football team in 2011? Very few players are a lock. Players have to earn their way on the team irrelevant of what their status is coming into the season. But there's no target on Chester Taylor.

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Our own Lester Wiltfong, Jr. didn't think the Bears would end up giving Taylor the boot, but there have been plenty of arguments on whether the Bears over-spent when acquiring Taylor via free agency.

Unless Angelo was bluffing (or he changes his mind), it appears that we'll see another year of Forte-Taylor, with Wolfe, Bell, and Unga to be determined.

Are you surprised that Taylor looks to be back, considering his 2010 performance? Who do you see the Bears keeping as their #3 back?  Will a 4th stick as a ST contributor?