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Chicago Bears Roster Cuts 2014: Collins, Wilson, Ford are the First Out the Door

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The Bears' roster cuts are underway, as Nate Collins, Adrian Wilson, Michael Ford and Derricus Purdy have been released.

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The Bears began the process of paring down the roster to the 75-man limit by removing defensive tackle Nate Collins, safety Adrian Wilson, and running back Michael Ford, per the tweets of Brad  Biggs:

The deadline to get the roster to 75 is Tuesday, August 26th.

Ford's spot on the roster was in jeopardy once the Bears invested a fourth-round draft pick, a veteran pickup in Shaun Draughn, and a couple other well-heralded youngsters, including Senorise Perry. The Bears added Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton in the draft at tackle and expect to kick Lamarr Houston inside on a few plays; and Wilson was a tire-kicking that didn't work out.

In the time spent getting this part together, the Bears added another to the list - CB Derricus Purdy.

Discuss the cuts, Bears fans - who's next?

Also, an announcement:
Sam and I will be doing our first WCG Stream of the 2014 season tomorrow night at 6 PM CT. We'll be discussing the cuts, the preseason so far, and making our predictions as to the 53-man roster. We'll be streaming pretty much every week from here on out on Sunday.

EDIT:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> have begun process of reducing roster from 90 to 75 (due by 3 pm Tuesday). Club has informed WR Kofi Hughes he will be waived.</p>&mdash; Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/statuses/503312351123083264">August 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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