The Chicago Bears are working their way though their 90-man offseason roster to get down to the 53 men that they’ll open the 2019 season with and they have until 3:00 PM Central time to do so. The cuts have been steadily been coming out since last night and we’re keeping track of them all in this handy cuts tracker that you can find here. But we wanted to point out a few bigger “names” amongst the Bears’ transactions here.
It’s always a little surprising when a team cuts a recent draft pick, and the Bears are reported to have released 2018 sixth-round pick Kylie Fitts, 2016 third-round pick Jonathan Bullard. and this year’s seventh-rounder Stephen Denmark.
Fitts hasn’t been able to impress off the edge as a pass rusher, but it’s possible the Bears bring the 24-year old outside linebacker back to the practice squad.
Bullard hasn’t been able to flash much during the regular season, and with him being passed on the depth chart by both Bilal Nichols and Roy Robertson-Harris in 2018, his playing time decreased.
Denmark has been battling an injury all offseason, but the defensive back prospect is a raw and athletic player that needs some work. I would expect him back in some capacity with the Bears in 2019, either on the practice squad or (if he was waiver-injured) on injured reserve.
For the full list of Bears roster cuts check out our tracker here.