Bears send mixed signals on Chester Taylor

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The Chester Taylor era may not be over in Chicago.  Then again, maybe it is.

Taylor’s agent, Ken Sarnoff, writes on Twitter that coach Lovie Smith told Taylor that he’ll be released.  Now, the Bears are telling Sarnoff that Taylor hasn’t been released.

With the roster at 80, the Bears don’t need to release Taylor, yet.  They can instead shop him to a team that may need a tailback, like the Cardinals.

Either way, it’s looking like two of the three big name players that the Bears signed on the first day of free agency in 2010 will soon be former members of the team, with Taylor poised to join Brandon Manumaleuna.

29 responses to “Bears send mixed signals on Chester Taylor

  1. There are plenty of aged veterans available on the free agent wire right now.

    Nobody will trade for Chester Taylor if they can get him for free or pay what he is expected to this year.

    I suspect that they do not want him to suit up with another team within the division, namely the Vikings……who may not want him anyway.

  2. Well, clearly, his value has never been higher, as he apparently will not make the Bears’ roster and is about to be released.

    2 1st round picks sounds about right.

  3. Chester, you had a good thing going in Minnesota but you went for the bucks instead…

    Sorry about your damn luck!

  4. southbeachnorth says: Aug 29, 2011 3:09 PM

    Jerry Angelo is an absolute tool. In related news, Bears go from first to worst in NFC North this year. Book it.
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    So cutting a RB that looks like he is going to be 4th on the depth chart is a bad move?
    really?

    Name one team in the NFL that would not make the very same move.

  5. Champions are built through the draft and not free agency. The Redskins learned this, the Bears learned this and I’m sure the Eagles will learn the same lesson next season.

  6. philtration says: Aug 29, 2011 3:32 PM

    southbeachnorth says: Aug 29, 2011 3:09 PM

    Jerry Angelo is an absolute tool. In related news, Bears go from first to worst in NFC North this year. Book it.
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    So cutting a RB that looks like he is going to be 4th on the depth chart is a bad move?
    really?

    Name one team in the NFL that would not make the very same move.
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    Has he been cut? NO! Word is now they plan to shop around a RB that looks like he is going to be 4th on the depth chart…and THAT makes him a tool

  7. who cares? He wasn’t even a good backup. Not to mention, HE IS A BACKUP. I don’t know why this guy is getting as much run as he is.

  8. 6th rounder, just like mcnabb, no one will give more, there is no reason to if he is getting cut, someone will offer 5th or 6th round just to get in line first if a team sees any value in him.

  9. I think it’s obvious that Minnesota, Green Bay, or Detroit would pick him up for the veteran minimum for Chicago’s offensive playbook alone. By advertising you would cut him when he feels “scorned,” he’s going to get called by the Bears rivals.

    If he were to take a few reps off of Adrian Peterson when AP needed a rest, that would be a bonus.

  10. Seems like they are doing this to screw with him. Making it that much harder to get on somewhere else. Because even with Jerry Angelo at the wheel, he can’t be dumb enough to think someone else would actually trade for him. Could.. he?

  11. Trade him?

    I must have missed the press release announcing Vinny Cerrato is back in the league as a GM. Who hired him? Cincy?

  12. dealer: what’s obvious to you is silly. its not like mike martz’s playbook is a secret. just send all your eligible receivers into the pattern and leave no one to protect your quarterback. then act surprised when they become shellshocked (ask mark bulger).

    lets see if either of those teams has any interest once clueless jerry realizes he’s getting nothing for chester. my guess is not.

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