Chicago Bears cuts tracker: Getting down to 75 players

Chicago Bears cuts tracker: Getting down to 75 players
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 27: Head coach John Fox of the Chicago Bears watches action during a preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field on August 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

All 32 NFL teams must trim their rosters down to 75 players by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline.

The Bears among many other franchises started to get rid of guys on Sunday.

Let’s look at the Bears’ moves in the order that they came in.

Fullback Darrel Young, per Tribune’s Rich Campbell (11:28 a.m. CT)

Note: Young ran with the second-team competing with Paul Lasike for the starting job.

Guard Martin Wallace, per Tribune’s Brad Biggs (11:50 a.m. CT)

Note: Wallace ran with the third-team at left guard.

Tackle John Kling, per Pro Football Weekly’s Kevin Fishbain (12:49 p.m. CT)

Note: Kling ran with the third-team at right tackle.

—These next seven moves were announced by the Bears team officials (2:28 p.m. CT)

– Defensive lineman Keith Browner

Note: Browner was a journeyman who flashed in the second preseason game, but he never showed consistency.

– Wide receiver Kieren Duncan

Note: Duncan is a blazing fast return man with nice receiving skills. He’ll land on someone’s practice squad.

– Wide receiver Darrin Peterson

Note: Peterson earned a few snaps, but didn’t do much with them.

– Wide receiver Derek Keaton

Note: Keaton spent most of camp injured which hurt his thin chances.

– Running back Senorise Perry

Note: Perry played every game in 2014 as a special teams contributor, was on IR last year. No need for a fifth back.

– Tight end Gannon Sinclair

Note: Sinclair ran with the second-team often in the preseason after spending last year on the Bears’ practice squad.

– Cornerback Joel Ross

Note: Ross was listed on the fourth-team and never stuck amongst the young cornerback room.

– Linebacker Lamin Barrow

– Linebacker Jarrett Grace

Placed on IR: Center Hroniss Grasu and quarterback Connor Shaw

Placed on reserve/illness list: Linebacker Roy Robertson-Harris

Final note

The Bears must make five more cuts by Tuesday’s deadline to reach the 75-man roster limit. We will have you covered with all the moves as they come in.

In case you missed it: Eli Hershkovich and I talk about the Bears’ preseason stinker against Kansas City in the latest Unnecessary Roughness Podcast.

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