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Chicago Bears Roster Cuts 2016: Getting down to final 53 players

The Chicago Bears have until 4pm on Saturday to have their rosters down to 53 players.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL's 2016 preseason is over, and with that, teams will now have to make some tough decision as to players that they intend to keep around, versus players that will be sent packing. There will be some rags-to-riches stories over the next few weeks, as well as some surprise cuts.

While many will be celebrating a dream come true, others will be sent home to try and figure out what they could have done differently.

NFL rules dictate that each team must be down to 53 players by 4:00pm ET/ 3:00pm CT tomorrow, September 3rd.

We will update this thread as the Bears start making their final round of cuts, and will leave you with THIS link for a complete list of their transactions to date.

Also, THIS was our most recent roster prediction post, and so far it looks pretty good.

Make sure you let us know in the comments if you see any player transactions that we may have missed.

Subtracted from 75-man active roster:


De'Vante Bausby CB 
Ben Braunecker TE
Daniel Braverman WR
Taveze Calhoun CB 
B.J. Daniels WR
David Fales QB 
Khaled Holmes
Kevin Peterson CB 
Patrick Scales LS 
John Timu ILB 
Jason Weaver
Terry Williams NT


Ego Ferguson DE 
Danny Mason OLB


Pernell McPhee OLB 
Marquess Wilson WR


Rob Housler TE 
Marc Mariani WR 
Tony Moeaki TE
Jacquizz Rodgers RB 
Shelley Smith
Garry Williams T