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Bears make roster moves, place Brandon Hardin on IR

Logan Paulsen, Brandon Hardin AP

The Bears did most of the work to get to the 75-man roster limit, placing safety Brandon Hardin on IR, wide receiver Johnny Knox on PUP and releasing veteran defensive tackle John McCargo and waived eight other players.

The Bears also waived linebacker K.C. Asiodu, quarterback Matt Blanchard, safety Trevor Coston, receivers Terriun Crump and Chris Summers; and defensive end Derek Walker; and waived/injured linebacker Adrien Cole and guard Nick Pieschel.

Hardin suffered a neck injury making a tackle against the Redskins, but never lost consciousness or feeling in his extremities, and the third-round pick is expected to make a full recovery.

Knox will miss the first six weeks of the season, after suffering a back injury last December.

The moves take the Bears roster to 77, meaning two more will have to be cut by tomorrow afternoon.

UPDATE 5:18 p.m. ET:  The Bears also have waived defensive end Thaddeus Gibson, dropping the roster to 76.

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5 Responses to “Bears make roster moves, place Brandon Hardin on IR”
  1. jimmysee says: Aug 26, 2012 3:18 PM

    With Johnny Knox on PUP, and TO being released by Seattle — a six-week rental by the Bears might be in the cards here.

  2. junior3443 says: Aug 26, 2012 4:38 PM

    TO to the bears? You must be a moron!!!! The nears need Olineman not a washed up has been like TO

  3. jaycutlerisourquarterback says: Aug 26, 2012 4:58 PM

    T.O to the bears HA! Not a chance. Do you really think cutty would put up with his BS? He would rip him a new one even worse than he did to the 18 step drop sideshow martz. Marshall alshon Hester Earl kellen forte bush…going to be talking about offense in Chicago for the first time in a long time. Bear down!

  4. chi01town says: Aug 26, 2012 6:02 PM

    I wish T.O. the best BUT Chicago dont need him. We need offensive linemen an safties maybe a corner back. but a WR…. NO for the first time Cutler dont need no more WR’s.

  5. butkusditka says: Aug 26, 2012 6:27 PM

    Why is T.O. even in the conversation? The monsters are loaded at the receiver position! Between Alshon, marshal & Bennett I don’t even see how the rest of the talent will be getting many snaps. This will be an explosive offense if the line can get their poop in a group!

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