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The Bear’s Den, September 1, 2021

The cuts are in (at least the initial ones), now it’s on to the formation of the practice squad after players clear waivers

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Official Chicago Bears announce 2021 53-man roster - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears reached the NFL’s mandatory 53-man limit Tuesday by waiving 21 players, terminating the contracts of four vested veterans and placing running back Tarik Cohen on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

Bears place RB Tarik Cohen (knee) on PUP list - 670 The Score
- The Bears have placed running back Tarik Cohen on the physically-unable-to-perform list, the team announced Tuesday in setting its initial 53-man roster.

Bears Set Initial 53-Man Roster - 670 The Score - There were few surprises as the Chicago Bears set their initial 53-man roster Tuesday ahead of the deadline to do so. In the coming days, they’ll scour the waiver wire and could make other moves.

Bears cut two more homegrown WRs - Chicago Sun-Times - In the last four years, the Bears have either cut or traded receivers that Pace drafted in Rounds 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7.

Breaking down the Bears 53-man roster after final cuts - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at who made the team at each position and what that means for the upcoming season.

Officially on the PUP list, Bears RB Tarik Cohen out at least 6 weeks - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears made two procedural moves Tuesday that would allow running back Tarik Cohen and tackle Teven Jenkins to return later this season, if healthy.

Five lingering questions about the Bears: Quarterback and offensive tackle among areas of concern – The Athletic - Questions remain for the Bears at QB, offensive tackle, cornerback and other areas with less than two weeks to go before the opener.

Why Bears, Ryan Pace could target recently cut CB Jimmy Moreland - RSN - Matt Nagy hasn’t named a clear starting nickel corner yet, so a waiver claim for Moreland could be forthcoming.

Chicago Bears announce initial 53-man roster - Bears Wire - The Bears released their initial 53-man roster, which will certainly undergo changes over the next day or so.

8 takeaways from Chicago Bears’ initial 53-man roster - Bears Wire - From concerns at cornerback to WR Rodney Adams making the final cut, here’s what we learned from the Bears’ initial 53-man roster.

Bears Set Initial 53-Man Roster - 670 The Score - There were few surprises as the Chicago Bears set their initial 53-man roster Tuesday ahead of the deadline to do so. In the coming days, they’ll scour the waiver wire and could make other moves.

Chicago Bears are 20th in waiver wire order - Bears Wire - There are a slew of players on the waiver wire that might interest the Bears. They’re 20th in the waiver wire order list.

Chicago Bears stock watch following preseason - 247 Sports - We take a look at 4 players who have improved their stock and 4 who have hurt their stock in the preseason for the Chicago Bears.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jordan Howard, Richard Rodgers among Eagles cuts - ProFootballTalk - The Eagles have set their initial 53-man roster and running back Jordan Howard is not on it.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings cut Everson Griffen, Ameer Abdullah - ProFootballTalk - The Vikings signed pass rusher Everson Griffen last week. He did not make their initial 53-player roster.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears announce their 2021 53-man roster - Windy City Gridiron
- Here it is... for now. As the Bears tweak their season opening 53-man roster we’ll update accordingly.

Wiltfong: Several prominent names among the Chicago Bears official cut list - Windy City Gridiron - The NFL’s transaction wire had the Chicago Bears making several moves today. The following players were all waived and will need to go through waivers as they have less than four years of service...

Wiltfong: Bears transfer Tarik Cohen to the reserve/PUP list - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen, who was on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) for all of training camp, will remain on the PUP to start the regular season. Brad Biggs was the first...

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears release Desmond Trufant - Windy City Gridiron - Trufant’s departure leaves Chicago in an even more awkward spot on the back-end.

Sunderbruch: NFL Rebuilds - Part 1 (What Rebuilds Really Look Like) - Windy City Gridiron - A lot of fans and pundits like to talk about "rebuilds" in the NFL, but what do these projects actually look like? Instead of looking at individual efforts, this series is going to look at what actually happens when teams take on new general managers.

Wiltfong: Ryan Nall, Riley Ridley, Thomas Graham Jr., and Dazz Newsome among recent Bears cuts - Windy City Gridiron - The beat writers for the Chicago Bears have been reporting on waived players for the last couple days now — keep up to date in our tracker here — but today there have been a few "bigger" name...

Berckes: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Minshew on the move, running back injuries, don’t forget about the Patriots, and more in this week’s 10 Thoughts on the NFL

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