Bears waive Isaiah Frey, promote Al Louis-Jean


The Bears waived a pair of defensive reserves on Tuesday, releasing cornerback Isaiah Frey and defensive end David Bass, according to the NFL’s transactions.

The 24-year-old Frey made six tackles and forced and recovered a fumble in Chicago’s 31-24 loss at Carolina on Sunday, playing 24 snaps on defense and 11 on special teams. He has appeared in 19 regular season games in the last two seasons for Chicago, recording 54 tackles.

Bass has played in one game for Chicago this season. The 24-year-old defensive end was active but did not play against Carolina.

The Bears filled one of the open roster spots by promoting rookie cornerback Al Louis-Jean from the practice squad. Louis-Jean (6-1, 200) notched eight tackles in four exhibition games for Chicago and had spent the regular season on their practice roster.

Louis-Jean, who played collegiately at Boston College, is one of six cornerbacks on the Bears’ 53-player roster, with Kyle Fuller and Tim Jennings the starters and Demontre Hurst, Sherrick McManis and Teddy Williams also in reserve. And with Frey departing, there is playing time to be had in “sub” packages. Frey had played 95 snaps in the last three games, according to Pro Football Focus.

4 responses to “Bears waive Isaiah Frey, promote Al Louis-Jean

  1. Puzzling. I liked Frey and Bass. Of course, they will come back to haunt the team somewhere down the road. Louis-Jean has good size. Good luck to him.

  2. I can’t recall a time when The Bears were making so many regular season roster moves/cuts that were not the direct result of an injury. Too me this seems like a little bit of panic mode. They are looking for pieces to an unfinished puzzle

  3. The Bears keep churning the bottom 10-12 spots on their roster and it’s pretty obvious they’re trying to find some guys who can shore up their league-worst special teams. But after this much time and this many players shuffled in and out, don’t you think it’s pretty clear the problems with special teams aren’t the players, but the coach?

    The Bears will have played 8 games by the time they reach their bye week. If special teams are still as bad then as they have been so far this year, firing deCamillas at that time would not be an unreasonable move.

  4. why all this baloney during the season? Isn’t training camp and pre-season the time for all this shifting at the bottom of the crew rung?

    Problems like this also mean that the draft crew isn’t 100% at their roles.

    Can we get Hester back?

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