Bears down to 53, with four tight ends and no fullbacks

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The Chicago Bears are the latest team to announce they’re down to the 53-man roster limit.

Among the noteworthy aspects of Chicago’s 53-man roster are that the Bears have decided to keep four tight ends in new coordinator Mike Tice’s offense: Kyle Adams, Kellen Davis, Evan Rodriguez and Matt Spaeth. The Bears have no fullbacks after trading Tyler Clutts to the Texans.

The Bears also terminated the contracts of six vested veterans: Quarterback Josh McCown, running back Armando Allen, linebacker Xavier Adibi, defensive end Chauncey Davis, receiver Rashied Davis and cornerback Jonathan Wilhite.

The Bears waived receivers Joe Anderson, Terriun Crump and Brittan Golden; tackles Cory Brandon, James Brown and A.J. Greene; cornerbacks Cornelius Brown, Isaiah Frey and Greg McCoy; guard Ricky Henry; safety Mark LeGree; defensive tackle Jordan Miller; tight end Brandon Venson; defensive end Aston Whiteside; and linebacker Jabara Williams.

Defensive tackle Nate Collins is still on the team but doesn’t count against the 53-man roster for Week 1 because he’s suspended for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.