Earl Bennett refuses pay cut, which could mean he is cut


The free agent receiver market could be about to get another member.

According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com, Bears wideout Earl Bennett has refused a pay cut, and is expected to be released.

Cutting Bennett would create $2.45 million in cap space for the Bears, who could bump Marquess Wilson up a spot into the No. 3 role behind Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

The 26-year-old Bennett caught 32 passes for 243 yards and four touchdowns last year. Those are fairly pedestrian numbers, but in line with some of the other guys getting deals after the first-week flurry.