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Bears shuffle their roster after opening win

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The Bears got their season off on the right foot with a 41-21 win over the Colts on Sunday, but that didn’t stop them from making a few changes to their roster on Monday.

They announced Monday that they have signed veteran tackle Jonathan Scott to a contract. Scott was released by both the Steelers and the Lions this summer before landing in Chicago. He started 14 games for the Steelers over the last two years and also saw time as a starter for the Bills after his first departure from the Lions, who took him in the fifth round of the 2006 draft.

Scott will provide depth behind starting tackles J’Marcus Webb and Gabe Carimi. By waiting to sign him until Monday, the Bears do not have to guarantee the vested veteran’s entire contract for the season. We’ll likely see more deals like this in the coming days as teams tweak their roster to take advantage of the rule.

The Bears waived punter Ryan Quigley to make room for Scott on the roster and they also announced that they have reinstated defensive tackle Nate Collins to the active roster. Collins served a one-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy in Week One.

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9 Responses to “Bears shuffle their roster after opening win”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Sep 10, 2012 1:22 PM

    They waived a punter? So did they have two punters on their roster or are they not planning on punting the rest of the season? Either way it doesn’t make sense.

  2. blackandbluedivision says: Sep 10, 2012 1:33 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Sep 10, 2012 1:22 PM
    They waived a punter? So did they have two punters on their roster or are they not planning on punting the rest of the season? Either way it doesn’t make sense.
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    They had two punters, genius. Adam Podlesh has been the teams punter for the past two seasons.

  3. sm423 says: Sep 10, 2012 1:35 PM

    they had 2 pointers in week 1 because they weren’t sure if their regular punter, Podlesh, would be able to play after a hip injury in the preseason. Podlesh looked good vs the Cold, so the were free to release the backup.

  4. csilojohnson says: Sep 10, 2012 1:39 PM

    Good luck Cutler!

  5. gregalynch says: Sep 10, 2012 1:40 PM

    Their #1 punter (Podlesh) hurt his hip in the preseason and they weren’t sure if he would be able to play week one, so they carried two punters on the original 53 man roster. Now Podlesh is healthy so they can cut Quigley. Teams do things for reasons.

  6. larryboodry says: Sep 10, 2012 1:43 PM

    Adam Podlesh is the regular punter…Quigley was his fill-in during preseason when Podlesh was hurt.

  7. steelhammer92 says: Sep 10, 2012 1:52 PM

    Scott is so bad. The punter could have probably done a better job playing tackle for the Bears.

  8. censorshipisbad says: Sep 10, 2012 2:46 PM

    “Superbowl Shuffle” Bears fans?

  9. chi01town says: Sep 10, 2012 4:56 PM

    The Chicago Bears will win the Superbowl this season. Its our turn
    packers fans an this time WE AINT ASKING

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