Bears release Eddie Royal, three others

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The Bears saw Alshon Jeffery leave for the Eagles as a free agent and now they’ve said goodbye to another wide receiver.

The team announced the release of Eddie Royal on Thursday, bringing his stay with the team to an end after two years with the team. Royal was hurt for a healthy portion of those two seasons and wound up playing in just 18 games. He caught 70 passes for 607 yards and three touchdowns during his time in Chicago.

Royal’s departure leaves the Bears with Cameron Meredith, Kevin White, Markus Wheaton and Kendall Wright as the prospective top wideouts for this season.

The Bears also waived defensive tackle Will Sutton, fullback Paul Lasike and offensive lineman Cornelius Edison. Lasike played in 10 games last season while Sutton, a 2014 third-round pick, had 15 tackles in eight appearances.

12 responses to “Bears release Eddie Royal, three others

  1. Guess the Bears will be looking around for some other free agent WRs sometime soon. Good lord this franchise is in a terrible way right meow.

  2. Move over Green Bay, I think the bears have a worse WR core than the green and gold clowns!!!
    One thing the Bears have is a QB who isn’t a diva….

  3. No real surprises there. Eddie Royal was a really expensive mistake that I hope Pace learned from.

    Cornelius Edison was on and off the Bears roster like 10 times last season (no joke) so he’ll be back at some point again I assume.

  4. He was pretty good in the, oh, about four or five games he actually played over the past two seasons. Unfortunately missed a couple dozen with various injuries. It’s hard to peg injuries on the GM, but in the end it was an unsuccessful FA signing. Pernell McPhee is in that same fuzzy area, plays well in not injured, but is usually injured. Except he got a lot more money.

  5. ER had one very good year for Denver when he blew up the Raiders on Monday night. His head got big, he demanded huge money, got it, never played up to it, and now he is gone. cya! Glad Denver got rid of you early. Good luck selling cars.

  6. About time they moved on from Will Sutton. He performed well enough in preseason, but he was carrying way too much weight on his small frame to hold up in a 3-4. A team like the Cowboys could be interested in him if he drops back down to 285-290 and plays the 3 technique.

    He and Ego Ferguson were both drafted to play DT in a 4-3, and a year later, both were mis-cast in a 3-4. And both were cut this offseason. Shorter arms, more of a quickness guy than a power guy, really didn’t work in a 3-4.

  7. Its crazy how fast things can change in the NFL. For example the Eagles had without a doubt, the worst receiving corps in the NFL last year, but now have a borderline top 10 unit.

    I say this because even though it looks like the Bears will take Philly’s place as the team with worst wrs in the league. They could easily be 1 of the better ones with in a year.

    Who knows it might not even take that long, maybe White finally becomes worthy of his draft position and Pace finds a few udfa diamonds. Crazier things have happened.

  8. “Move over Green Bay, I think the bears have a worse WR core than the green and gold clowns!!!
    One thing the Bears have is a QB who isn’t a diva….”

    You meant, one thing the Bears don’t have is an NFL QB.

    Also the “worse WR core” had the 1 and 2 top scorers at WR in 2016.

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