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Bears will drop Evan Rodriguez

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For Bears tight end Evan Rodriguez, strike two turned out to be strike three.

With Tony Fiammetta now in the fold, the Bears will cut Rodriguez, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Rodriguez has been arrested twice this offseason, most recently for DUI.  While that may not be enough to get a more critical member of the franchise cut, Rodriguez falls in the band of replaceable players about whom an example can be made.

This one can’t be blamed on Jerry Angelo.  Rodriguez was a fourth-round pick by G.M. Phil Emery in 2012.

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11 Responses to “Bears will drop Evan Rodriguez”
  1. nineroutsider says: Jun 10, 2013 12:52 PM

    Can this one be blamed on Evan Rodriguez? Why does it need to be blamed on anyone but the individual at fault?

    ‘Rodriguez’ is a hard one for you East Coasters?

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  2. rextraordinaire says: Jun 10, 2013 1:07 PM

    Rodriguez isn’t the first of Phil Emery’s draft picks to get cut, but this is the first one you can label as a bust. You can’t really count 6th and 7th rounders as busts since they’re usually a stretch to make the team in the first place.

    Hopefully Rodriguez is not the first of many

  3. metalhead65 says: Jun 10, 2013 1:08 PM

    but unlike angelo he is not messing around and cut him before he gets in more trouble on the bears time. maybe this will help turn him around but if somebody else picks him up it being cut won’t mean a thing.

  4. jojopuppyfish says: Jun 10, 2013 1:08 PM

    Even when he played TE in the preseason, he looked very undersized for a TE. He looked very average.
    Then they stupidly put him at fullback where he was ok.

  5. godofwine330 says: Jun 10, 2013 1:39 PM

    Talent trumps trouble. I have no doubt he will be in someone’s training camp. Former 4th rounders typically get another look, especially one year after the draft since other teams may have had him on their boards in that round or later. His next chance may be his last chance, but dude needs to get his crap in order, and fast.

  6. lks311 says: Jun 10, 2013 1:43 PM

    metalhead65 says:
    Jun 10, 2013 1:08 PM
    but unlike angelo he is not messing around and cut him before he gets in more trouble on the bears time. maybe this will help turn him around but if somebody else picks him up it being cut won’t mean a thing.
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    Sounds like faint praise. It’s the Emery is better than Angelo defense, ignoring the the fact that he still is a former Bear.

  7. hotketchup99 says: Jun 10, 2013 3:52 PM

    Kind of a bummer we had to waste a 4th round pick on this guy.

  8. cafesmitty says: Jun 10, 2013 5:02 PM

    Maybe he will turn his life around, can’t wish him ill, but I hope getting cut will be a wakeup call for him and send a message to others that you are not as indispensable as you think you are.

  9. seaeagle707 says: Jun 10, 2013 5:13 PM

    Problem is, there’s too many players who get busted for criminal activities each year. That removes the stigma and the deterrent for many more. Now if the teams started cutting those for whom the chance to make millions playing football is not enough, “maybe” others would start to pay attention and make serious efforts to clean up their acts. If nothing else good comes out of this, maybe, just maybe it will stop some other NFL criminal wannabe from pursuing the gangsta lifestyle.

  10. larryboodry says: Jun 10, 2013 6:54 PM

    “This one can’t be blamed on Jerry Angelo. Rodriguez was a fourth-round pick by G.M. Phil Emery in 2012.”

    Can’t blame it on Emery, either…Evan is a big boy, he can take the blame for his own stupidity.

  11. coryfor3 says: Jun 11, 2013 7:04 AM

    So Carimi is gone now and Rodriguez. Those Bears sure know what they’re doing in the draft.

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