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Bears down to 53, with four tight ends and no fullbacks

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The Chicago Bears are the latest team to announce they’re down to the 53-man roster limit.

Among the noteworthy aspects of Chicago’s 53-man roster are that the Bears have decided to keep four tight ends in new coordinator Mike Tice’s offense: Kyle Adams, Kellen Davis, Evan Rodriguez and Matt Spaeth. The Bears have no fullbacks after trading Tyler Clutts to the Texans.

The Bears also terminated the contracts of six vested veterans: Quarterback Josh McCown, running back Armando Allen, linebacker Xavier Adibi, defensive end Chauncey Davis, receiver Rashied Davis and cornerback Jonathan Wilhite.

The Bears waived receivers Joe Anderson, Terriun Crump and Brittan Golden; tackles Cory Brandon, James Brown and A.J. Greene; cornerbacks Cornelius Brown, Isaiah Frey and Greg McCoy; guard Ricky Henry; safety Mark LeGree; defensive tackle Jordan Miller; tight end Brandon Venson; defensive end Aston Whiteside; and linebacker Jabara Williams.

Defensive tackle Nate Collins is still on the team but doesn’t count against the 53-man roster for Week 1 because he’s suspended for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

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12 Responses to “Bears down to 53, with four tight ends and no fullbacks”
  1. blacknole08 says: Aug 31, 2012 7:32 PM

    2 things:

    1) The FB position is becoming obsolete as more teams are using 2 TE 2 WR sets.

    2) The Texans got a steal in Tyler Clutts.

  2. dabears2485 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:00 PM

    Evan Rodriguez will probably play both FB & TE. At 6’2″ 239 lbs, he’s that kind of h-back, in-betweener type.

  3. corchamp says: Aug 31, 2012 8:16 PM

    But on Madden I’m required to have aleast 1 FB…

  4. polarbear71 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:30 PM

    They have 4 TE because most of them have to stay on the line and block. Kellen Davis has done nothing in pre-season…NOTHING !

  5. tone360 says: Aug 31, 2012 9:23 PM

    Sorry to see Clutts go, that guy is a beast. God speed Clutts, see you in the Super Bowl.

  6. louiespoon says: Aug 31, 2012 9:34 PM

    Let the season get here before being mad polarbear, nobody on the team did anything in the preseason last year….

  7. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Aug 31, 2012 9:37 PM

    and the bears still suck…

  8. chi01town says: Aug 31, 2012 11:29 PM

    The Bears are ready!!! This is Chicago’s best chance in years to walk away with the Superbowl

  9. respectgsh says: Sep 1, 2012 12:09 AM

    Well the good news is they didn’t cut Ozougwu. I thought for sure they were gonna keep Chauncey Davis instead, but Cheta looked betta in the preseason. Also, McCown was outplayed by the rookie. But why are they keeping Sanzenbacher?

  10. nesby2 says: Sep 1, 2012 7:40 AM

    Adams or Spaeth will be cut so the bears can make room for Chris Cooley.. You heard it here first!! Boom Baby!!!

  11. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 2, 2012 7:49 PM

    What’s hilarious is that this team thinks it can compete with the Lions and Packers.

    5-11 at best. That o-line is bottom five in the league. Cutler won’t last 3 weeks.

  12. deweyaxewound says: Sep 4, 2012 5:53 PM

    What’s hilarious is your profoundly myopic willingness and capacity for epic self-delusion, like you’ve somehow made a conscious choice to deliberately ignore all history, reality and fact, offering up instead, as your own profound little “insight” into the Bears, what amounts to little more than a prebuscent adolescent brat’s taunts:

    “Nanny nanny boo boo – your team is doo-doo!”

    Good luck with your future in soothsaying, Nostradamus.

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