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Bears waiting for Toeaina to get healthy before cutting him

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The Bears decided last month to cut defensive tackle Matt Toeiana after he refused to take a pay cut.  But they still haven’t cut him.

So what are they waiting for?

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears can’t cut Toeiana until he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.  Chances are they’ll deem him healthy before he earns a $290,000 roster bonus in June.

A six-year veteran, Toeaina appeared in only three games last season.  He had 12 starts in 2011.

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9 Responses to “Bears waiting for Toeaina to get healthy before cutting him”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Apr 1, 2013 8:54 AM

    he should pull a andrew bynum!!!

  2. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:05 AM

    Brian Urlacher understands your pain, Matt. Unfortunately this is what we’ve all come to expect from the hapless, tasteless Bears.

  3. cowboyscanada says: Apr 1, 2013 10:08 AM

    NFL players get screwed over with these contracts that are not guaranteed. They cut them on a whim before money is due….

  4. Chace says: Apr 1, 2013 10:12 AM

    “Brian Urlacher understands your pain, Matt. Unfortunately this is what we’ve all come to expect from the hapless, tasteless Bears.”

    You still butthurt about that? Personally I would rather my team have a healthy D.J Williams than a one legged Urlacher, but hey, I like winning.

  5. rbellak says: Apr 1, 2013 10:22 AM

    filthy, I’m not sure exactly what part of letting the guy get healthy before you cut him makes the Bears a tasteless organization. I guess a classy organization would cut a player while they are still trying to rehab.

  6. louiespoon says: Apr 1, 2013 10:28 AM

    filthymcnasty1 this guy trolls all things Bears…..

  7. mitch8700 says: Apr 1, 2013 12:06 PM

    Simply put the bears linebackers as a whole are much better than last year

  8. chi01town says: Apr 1, 2013 1:20 PM

    When Chicago cut a player to get better all of a sudden packers fans
    say the Bears have NO CLASS, well
    I got news The Chicago Bears are not trying to win a prize from your approvel they are trying to WIN THE SUPERBOWL.

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 1, 2013 1:50 PM

    chi01town says: Apr 1, 2013 1:20 PM

    “When Chicago cut a player to get better all of a sudden packers fans say the Bears have NO CLASS…..”

    Yeah, because that’s the only time they say you have no class.

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