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Bears release Ego Ferguson

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If defensive lineman Ego Ferguson’s ego was heavily invested in being employed by the Bears, it took a blow on Friday.

The Bears announced that they have waived the three-year veteran from their roster. He’ll become a free agent if he goes unclaimed by the other 31 teams in the league.

Ferguson came to Chicago as a second-round pick in 2014, but only played 20 games with the team due to injuries. Ferguson missed 12 games in 2015 with a knee injury and missed all of last season after suffering a shoulder injury late in the preseason.

He had 26 tackles and two sacks when he was able to get on the field and is young enough at 25 that someone else will probably take a look in hopes that Ferguson’s next few years are more productive than the last couple have been.

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19 Responses to “Bears release Ego Ferguson”
  1. scoops1 says: Mar 31, 2017 2:25 PM

    heard his EGO couldn’t fit through the door

  2. jimnaizeeum says: Mar 31, 2017 2:30 PM

    That had to be a shock to his….ahh, umm, never mind.

  3. mcdeez22 says: Mar 31, 2017 2:30 PM

    Three year veteran? We’re really throwing that veteran term around loosely.

  4. jaycutlersbarber says: Mar 31, 2017 2:39 PM

    How Phil Emery deemed this fella worthy of a 2nd round pick is quite perplexing.

  5. 6ball says: Mar 31, 2017 2:46 PM

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    The Bears took Ferguson at # 51. Jimmy Garoppolo was on the board until the Patriots chose him at # 62.
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  6. elyasm says: Mar 31, 2017 2:55 PM

    He did draw a lot of holding penalties. It seems offensive linemen just didn’t want to leggo of Ego…

    This things really do write themselves, don’t they?

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 31, 2017 2:59 PM

    There e go…

  8. 1stheardhere says: Mar 31, 2017 3:01 PM

    If the Bears had drafted Jimmy G. instead of Ego he would be on his way home too.

  9. citizenstrange says: Mar 31, 2017 3:27 PM

    Well …. I guess it’s better than Turd.

  10. 400marios says: Mar 31, 2017 3:55 PM

    ….seriously….you guys have come up with some good ones.

  11. icebowler says: Mar 31, 2017 4:05 PM

    6ball says:
    Mar 31, 2017 2:46 PM
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    The Bears took Ferguson at # 51. Jimmy Garoppolo was on the board until the Patriots chose him at # 62.
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    And last year, the Bears had “three” picks in the third round while Dak Prescott was still on the board. The Bears seem unwilling or unable to draft and develop their own QB’s.

  12. jerruhjones says: Mar 31, 2017 4:24 PM

    And last year, the Bears had “three” picks in the third round while Dak Prescott was still on the board.
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    Nothing against Dak, but do you think he would have played if Romo wasn’t made of glass?

  13. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Mar 31, 2017 4:45 PM

    The Bears, they leggo of their Ego.

  14. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Mar 31, 2017 4:59 PM

    Those Bears…they are like Ego-maniacs when it comes to cutting players…

  15. howiehandles says: Mar 31, 2017 5:16 PM

    And last year, the Bears had “three” picks in the third round while Dak Prescott was still on the board. The Bears seem unwilling or unable to draft and develop their own QB’s.

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    Dak played well, but it certainly helped that he had the best offensive line and EE, Bryant, and Witten on his side of the ball. Not sure he looks as good on the Rams.

  16. briang123 says: Mar 31, 2017 5:42 PM

    They leggo their Ego

  17. icebowler says: Mar 31, 2017 6:36 PM

    The Bears haven’t drafted a QB earlier than the 6th round in a long, long time. The point that I was trying to make is that this totally puzzles me. They always rely on other teams “seconds” than ever even trying to develop one of their own QB’s. It’s just a head scratcher!

  18. donbat67 says: Mar 31, 2017 6:38 PM

    That must be a shot to his EGO .

  19. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 31, 2017 7:30 PM

    Deflating for Ego.

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