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Chicago Bears cut tracker 2018: Live news, rumors, and updates on cut-down weekend

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The Chicago Bears may have made a huge trade earlier today, but they still need to get their roster down to 53-players. Keep it right here for all those updates.

Bears’ GM Ryan Pace patrols the sideline at training camp
Photo by Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. of Serena Vitellaro Photography

We’ll track all of today’s Chicago Bears’ cuts and roster moves here.

  • Hroniss Grasu waived to make room for Khalil Mack, (LINK)
  • Pro Football Talk is reporting the following remaining cuts.

Dejon Allen, Abdullah Anderson, Tanner Carew, Rashard Fant, John Franklin, Garrett Johnson, Michael Joseph, Taquan Mizzell, Elijah Norris, Will Pericak, Tyler Bray, Knile Davis, Kasim Edebali, Bennie Fowler, Matt McCants and Nicholas Williams.

  • Nose tackle John Jenkins is gone. (LINK)
  • The Bears have traded Deiondre’ Hall to the Eagles. (LINK)
  • DB Jonathon Mincy has been released. (LINK)
  • OG Jordan Morgan, a 5th round pick from last year, is cut. (LINK)
  • Fan favorite Ryan Nall has been cut. If he makes it through waivers, I would imagine he returns to the practice squad. (LINK) Our story right here.
  • Running back Knile Davis has been released. (LINK)
  • Defensive end Elijah Norris has been cut. (LINK)
  • Ro’Derrick Hoskins has been waived. (LINK)
  • Inside linebacker Jonathan Anderson will be waived. (LINK)
  • Outside linebacker Kasim Edebali is having his contract terminated. (LINK)
  • Inside linebacker John Timu has been released. (LINK)
  • Wide out Malachi Jones also will be placed on waivers. (LINK)
  • Nickelback Cre’Von LeBlanc has been cut. (LINK)
  • Wide out Garrett Johnson has been waived. (LINK)
  • Linebacker Josh Woods, who was converted from safety, has been released. He might be a good developmental player for the practice squad. (LINK)
  • Receiver DeMarcus Ayers will be placed on waivers. (LINK)
  • Offensive tackle Brandon Greene waived. (LINK)
  • Undrafted free agent punter Ryan Winslow is gone, meaning Patrick O’Donnell wins the punter “competition.” (LINK)
  • Safety Nick Orr has been waived. (LINK)
  • Wide receiver Tanner Gentry is cut. (LINK)
  • Tight end Colin Thompson released. (LINK)
  • Defensive tackle Cavon Walker is gone. I liked what he did this preseason and I could see him returning for the practice squad. (LINK)
  • Defensive back Doran Grant reported to be be cut. (LINK)
  • In case you missed it, they released offensive lineman Earl Watford last week.

EDIT: 8/31 - The Bears didn’t file an official transaction with the league office today, but that doesn’t mean some players, if not all players, have been notified.

Kevin Toliver II put a picture of himself in his Bears jersey on his Instagram account with this comment, “New kid on the block.” Does that mean he’s made the team?

We’ll find out tomorrow.

Keep it locked here.


We have an NFL cuts tracker that will highlight some players the Bears could be interested in, and that can be found here.

The life of many NFL players is tough this time of year. This is the time childhood dreams come to an end, and the realization starts to sink in that they might not be good enough after a lifetime of preparation.

Teams need to trim their rosters from 90 men to 53 in a matter of hours. Some will catch on to a 10-man practice squad, but most will start preparing for the next chapter in their lives.

These players shouldn’t hang their heads though, because they had a chance to be on the biggest stage in their football careers, and an opportunity could quickly come calling in this brutal sport. A high ankle sprain to a veteran in practice could start a chain reaction where a practice squad player is called up, and then a young street free agent is signed to that vacant spot. The NFL is full of guys that finally broke through on their second, third, and even fourth chance on a club.

We’ll keep track of all the Chicago Bears roster moves in this tracker and update accordingly.