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Chicago Bears 2023 53-man roster cutdown news and rumor tracker

The NFL’s cutdown deadline is today at 3:00 p.m. (CT), so we’ll keep track of all the news and rumors surrounding the Bears here.

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All NFL teams must be at the 53-man roster limit by Tuesday, August 29, at 3:00 p.m. Chicago time, but several franchises have already begun waiving and cutting players.

All players with less than four seasons of accrued service will pass through waivers, while players with four or more (the vested veterans) will become free agents and can sign with a new team immediately.

The Chicago Bears have the number one spot on the waiver wire, and general manager Ryan Poles has said that his scouts are hard at work going over film for any potential adds.

We’ll track all the Bears’ transactions and rumors right here as they get their roster ready for the 2023 season.

  • You can join me for a brand new T Formation Conversation with my special guest Jacob Infante tonight at 6:30 CT for some Bears roster discussion on our 2nd City Gridiron video channel here.
  • It’s official, the Bears have a 2023 53-man roster. (LINK)
  • Still nothing official, but Biggs reported that Trevis Gipson and Kindle Vildor have been waived.
  • Roy Mbaeteka waived, but as a member of the International Pathway Program the Bears can have him as an extra practice squadder all year.
  • Biggs is reporting the Bears plan to release 7th-round safety Kendall Williamson. (link)
  • By my unofficial count, there are 9 more cuts to go.
  • Nathan Peterman is cut but is expected to be back on the practice squad, so that means Tyson Bagent is the Bears QB2.
  • Rookie 7th-round pick Travis Bell is expected to be waived. (link)
  • Bears waived UDFA safety Bralen Trahan. (link)
  • Also gone is veteran TE Stephen Carlson. (link)
  • Bears will release RB/FB Robert Burns. (link)
  • Per Brad Biggs, the Bears plan to waive OT Aviante Collins, LB DeMarquis Gates, and waive/injured RB Trestan Ebner.
  • There are a lot of return specialists being released today... It’ll be interesting to see what the Bears do with Velus Jones Jr.
  • Kindle Vildor’s number (22) will now be worn by safety Elijah Hicks, so Hicks is a lock, and Vildor probably not. (link)
  • The Bears have traded for Feeney per Biggs. (link)
  • There’s a rumor out there that Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Dan Feeney will be traded to the Bears. (link)
  • The Bears only had 3 official transactions on today’s NFL wire, P.J. Walker, Alex Leatherwood, and Gabe Houy. (link)
  • Darnell Mooney is listed as a name to watch for a possible trade. (link)
  • Linebacker Barrington Wade is being waived per Biggs.
  • Bears will waive UDFA defensive lineman D’Anthony Jones. (link)
  • Biggs also has the Bears releasing WR Nsimba Webster.
  • Brad Biggs reported that CB Michael Ojemudia, DT Andrew Brown, WR Daurice Fountain, and TE Lachlan Pitts are all being waived.
  • Linebacker Davion Taylor will be waived. (link)
  • The Bears are releasing OL Logan Stenberg. (link)
  • OL Bobby Haskins will be waived. (link)
  • OT Kellen Diesch will be waived. (link)
  • Nose tackle Bravvion Roy is waived by the Bears. (link)
  • The Bears have waived/injured guard Gabe Houy.
  • Chicago will release offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood. (link)
  • The Bears have released quarterback P.J. Walker. (link)
  • In case you missed it, the Bears have already made a few moves to trim their 90-man offseason roster when they placed Dante Pettis and Adrian Colbert on injured reserve and waived Jared Pinkney and Joe Reed with injury designations.

The claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 11:00 a.m. (CT) on Wednesday, August 30, at which time teams can begin constructing their 16-man practice squad.

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