The NFL has returned to multiple cut-down days for the 2022 season, and the first roster reduction is due on Tuesday, August 16, when teams must be down to 85 players before 3:00 p.m. Central time.
On Monday, the Chicago Bears waived defensive end Carson Taylor off their 90-man offseason roster. Taylor was an undrafted free agent from Northern Arizona, and in Chicago’s preseason game on Saturday he played in 12 snaps on defense and another 6 in the third phase.
UPDATE: The Bears have waived defensive backs Michael Joseph and Jayson Stanley, and linebacker Javin White with injury designations, and they placed center Doug Kramer on injured reserve. If Joseph, Stanley, and White clear waivers they will revert to Chicago's IR list, and since Kramer is on IR now his 2022 season is over.
- The Bears are now at the mandated 85-man roster, with the next cutdown coming on Tuesday, August 23 when they need to release 5 more players.
UPDATE: Rookie center Doug Kramer is feared to have suffered a Lisfranc injury per report.
UPDATE: Bears linebacker Javin White lore his ACL per report.
UPDATE: On Tuesday the Bears waived tight end Rysen John and linebacker Noah Dawkins, and they signed offensive lineman Corey Dublin and defensive back Jon Alexander.
The second cut-down deadline will come on Tuesday, August 23, when teams must be down to 80 players, and the final cut-down day is Tuesday, August 30, when teams must have their initial 53-man roster set.
In other roster moves the Bears released UDFA linebackers C.J. Avery and Christian Albright from injured reserve with a settlement over the weekend. Both linebackers were waived/injured last week, then reverted to their IR after clearing waivers.