Defensive end Vernon Gholston, the sixth overall pick in the 2008 draft, got three years to prove himself in New York. He failed.
Gholston got roughly three weeks to prove himself in Chicago.
The Bears have announced that Gholston has been waived. If/when he clears waivers, he’ll become a free agent.
The Bears also have waived center J.C. Brignone, defensive tackle Tank Tyler, and quarterback Trevor Vittatoe.
It remains to be seen whether anyone else gives Gholston a chance. Either way, he’ll go down as one of the all-time great draft busts, a workout warrior who parlayed a chiseled physique and a dominating performance against Michigan’s Jake Long into the kind of oversized contract that top-10 draft picks no longer will get.