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Bears Cut-down Tracker: The 53-man roster must be set by 3pm CST

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We’ll be updating this cut-down tracker all day until the Bears are left with a 53-man roster. Once they have their roster set, we’ll pass that along as well.

The initial 53 man roster is set! See it here!

The Chicago Bears finished preseason with a 2-2 record, but more importantly, they got to see some of their young players make strides.

Some of the new injuries will be problematic as they compile their 53 man roster, but such is life in the NFL. It’s a tough sport, and injuries are a part of the roster process.

This Chicago Bears don’t officially need to get their 53 man roster set until Saturday, September 2, by 3:00 p.m. CST, but they’ve already started paring down their 90 man roster.

Once players are cut, the vested veterans can sign with any team that offers them a deal, but players with less than four accrued seasons must go through waivers.

The waiver wire is the draft order from the previous year, so the Bears would get third choice on players waived. The deadline for claiming players on the 90 to 53 cut-down day is Sunday, September 3, at 11:00 a.m. central time.

Teams can start compiling their ten man practice squads at 12:00 noon, Chicago time, on September 3.

That cut-down deadline is also the time that teams “that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform.”

We’ll update our cut-down tracker as the Bears announce roster moves.

Chicago Bears Cut-down Tracker

DL - Kapron Lewis-Moore

LB - Alex Scearce

TE - MyCole Pruitt

WR - Victor Cruz

OL - Taylor Boggs

QB - Connor Shaw (Waive/injured)

FB - Freddie Stevenson

OL - Mitchell Kirsch

LB - Kelvin Sheppard

OL - Will Poehls

CB - Rashaad Reynolds

OL - Cyril Richardson

K - Roberto Aguayo

S - Harold Jones-Quartey

WR - Tanner Genrty

DL - Rashaad Coward

S - DeAndre Houston-Carson

RB - Ka’Deem Carey (to IR, but maybe waived)

RB - Josh Rounds

OL - Dieugot Joseph

OL - Brandon Greene

DL - Jaye Howard

ILB - Jonathan Anderson

OL - Jordan Morgan (reports have him to IR)

OLB - Lamarr Houston (reports have him to IR)

OLB - Dan Skuta

CB - Johnthan Banks

CB - B.W. Webb

ILB - John Timu

WR - Titus Davis

WR - Daniel Braverman

WR - Alton Howard

DL - John Jenkins

DL C.J. Wilson

OLB - Isaiah Irving

SB Nation is tracking every cut by every team. It’s a good resource for fans of teams that may still be in a rebuild, looking to add more talent, like the Bears.