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Trent Edwards, Edwin Williams among Bears cuts

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The list of former Bears continues to grow.

Quarterback Jordan Palmer, tackle J’Marcus Webb and safety Brandon Hardin were among the early names to emerge as cuts in Chicago and Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that four other players have been told that they’ll be released. Quarterback Trent Edwards and offensive lineman Edwin Williams are the two biggest names of that group.

Edwards signed with the Bears a couple of weeks ago along with Palmer following the injury suffered by prospective third quarterback Matt Blanchard. Edwards played one game with the Eagles in 2012, his first game action since splitting the 2010 season with the Jaguars and Bills. The former Buffalo third-round pick may get more looks from quarterback-needy teams, but he may also be at the end of the line of his NFL career.

With Palmer and Edwards gone, Jay Cutler and Josh McCown are the only quarterbacks on the Chicago roster. That makes them a team to watch when it comes to adding a quarterback in the next few days.

Williams started 12 games for the Bears over the last three years and played in 14 others as a reserve on the interior of the line. The arrivals of Matt Slauson and Kyle Long likely contributed to his departure, although Williams’ experience will probably put him on the radar of teams with needs on the line.

The Bears are also cutting ties with linebacker Jerry Franklin and wide receiver Brittan Golden.

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9 Responses to “Trent Edwards, Edwin Williams among Bears cuts”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 30, 2013 1:55 PM

    It sounds like they’re going to let Jay’s contract run out, because he’s been pretty underwhelming thus far in his career.

  2. onlythebest36 says: Aug 30, 2013 2:04 PM

    No big surprise on these two. Trimming the Fat. The NFL’s knives are sharp and flying fast today.

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 30, 2013 2:10 PM

    Did Brandon Marshall make the team?

    And does he count against their final 53 since he was unceremoniously kicked out of training camp?

  4. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 30, 2013 2:18 PM

    Heh heh heh heh. Long and Slauson. Heh heh heh heh.

  5. vicnocal says: Aug 30, 2013 2:24 PM

    Can’t imagine Trent Edwards is worse than those 2 bums they currently have backing up Cutler (one of which is injured right now).

  6. claymatthewshairplugs says: Aug 30, 2013 2:27 PM

    J Marcus Webb can always get a second career as a turnstile at the local Ralphs grocery store. Cutler must be thanking God Webb won’t be “protecting” him anymore.

  7. jazsrt says: Aug 30, 2013 2:49 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Aug 30, 2013 2:18 PM
    Heh heh heh heh. Long and Slauson. Heh heh heh heh.

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    Well played, Rick.

    Although, my all time favorite highlight commentary is: “Harry Douglas in the slot”.

    (also, ‘Brad Smelley’ plays for the ‘Browns’.)

    Yep, I’m basically a 4 year old.

  8. jazsrt says: Aug 30, 2013 2:52 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Aug 30, 2013 2:10 PM
    Did Brandon Marshall make the team?

    And does he count against their final 53 since he was unceremoniously kicked out of training camp?

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    I heard Aaron Rodgers also broke both legs in a car accident last night.

    (That’s about as accurate as filthy’s statement.)

  9. Corey Jeppesen says: Aug 30, 2013 4:31 PM

    Glad I could help you out there. Lol

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