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Chicago Bears roster updates: Bears cutting roster down to 53 players

The Chicago Bears will need to have their roster trimmed down to 53 players by Saturday afternoon. Join us inside for a look at the transactions they have made while getting there.

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New head coach John Fox has stated this is one of the toughest times of the year, not only finding the best 53 players for his roster, but having to tell players that have worked incredibly hard that they won't be making the team.

Since Ryan Pace was hired as the new general manager, we've seen an entire overhaul of not only the coaching staff, but also entirely new schemes being implemented during the offseason.  Most notably, of course, the transition of the defense from a 4-3 front to a base 3-4.

The Bears are scarily thin at several positions, so they will most certainly be keeping their eyes on the waiver wire as they try to fill out their 53-man roster.  The waiver wire is essentially players who have less than four years of service in the NFL, and teams will go in order of the NFL Draft claiming players that they like. So the Bears will be sitting in the 7th slot for that.

If a player goes unclaimed on waivers, he will be a free agent and have the ability to sign with whom he chooses.

Stay tuned for more updates on that...

Chicago will have until 4:00pm ET to get their rosters to 53 players.  They will then be filling out their Practice Squad.  More info on that HERE.

Here is a list of roster cuts thus far:


- RB Daniel Thomas

- WR Ify Umodu

- WR Levi Norwood

- WR Rashad Lawrence

- WR John Chiles

- WR Jeremy Kelley

- TE Dante Rosario

- TE Bear Pascoe

- TE Chris Pantale

- TE Kevin Greene

- TE Gannon Sinclair

- QB Shane Carden

- QB Zac Dysert

- OG Lucas Nix

- OG Conor Boffeli

- OT Cameron Jefferson

- OG Tyler Moore

- OG Michael Ola


- DE Olsen Pierre

- DE David Carter

- DT Terry WIlliams

- DT Brandon Dunn

- CB Tim Jennings

- CB Qumain Black

- CB Al Louis-Jean

- CB Jacoby Glenn

- OLB Kyle Woestmann

- OLB David Bass

- ILB Mason Foster

- ILB Jonathan Anderson

- ILB Matthew Wells

- S Malcolm Bronson


- LS Rick Lovato


- WR Kevin White (PUP)

- WR A.J. Cruz

- RB Senorise Perry (IR)

- S Ryan Mundy (IR)

- S Anthony Jefferson (IR)

Stay tuned for more updates as the team shrinks their roster down to 53...