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    Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    The Chicago Bears emphasized the era of accountability Monday when they informed running back Chester Taylor that he will be released, meaning two-thirds of the club’s blockbuster signings from March 2010 have left Halas Hall.

    It's accountability for not only Taylor but those who overpaid him. Combining Taylor and tight end Brandon Manumaleuna, the Bears paid $13.105 million for two players that gave just one year of service each.

    While the club didn't make the Taylor news official, the player has been informed he will not be back. The Bears did announce five roster moves to reduce to the 80-man limit before Tuesday's deadline.

    Defensive end Vernon Gholston, a reclamation project, was waived. He received a $250,000 signing bonus. Also let go were defensive tackle Tank Tyler and three undrafted college free agents: quarterback Trevor Vittatoe, center J.C. Brignone and linebacker Tanner Antle.

    In a change in the way they used to do business, the Bears released third-round draft pick Jarron Gilbert a year ago after only one season with the club. In the past, you wouldn’t see the Bears make tough decisions on high draft picks and high-priced free agents so quickly.

    Taylor, who earned $7 million last season, will become an unrestricted free agent. The Bears did not play him Saturday night at Tennessee because they did not want him to become injured and then be on the hook for his base salary of $1.25 million this season. He should find work with the number of teams needing veteran help at the position.
    Bears to release Taylor; Gholston cut - chicagotribune.com



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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    Few people on Twitter are saying he hasn't been cut now because Barbers got a sore calf...



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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    Better to cut a guy like that with no value and eat a smaller piece a crow after the contract he got last year, than to hang on to him for too long and have to eat a bigger piece of crow.

    Chester Taylor didn't work out for the Bears. Time to move on.




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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Few people on Twitter are saying he hasn't been cut now because Barbers got a sore calf...
    I choose to believe Brad Biggs over what Twitter says.




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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    I choose to believe Brad Biggs over what Twitter says.
    Biggs is re-tweeting sources...



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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Biggs is re-tweeting sources...
    apparently, the story is still developing as it's been changed since I first posted it.



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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by cigaretteman View Post
    apparently, the story is still developing as it's been changed since I first posted it.
    This is the one with the most info... Twitter

    I saw Trey Wingo tweet it as well.



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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    Taylor's agent... Twitter



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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    I hate the Bears FO, Jerry Angelo is an idiot.



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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    I bet they cut Roy Williams next year.

    Angelo is an idiot for dealing Olsen.


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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    I hate the Bears FO, Jerry Angelo is an idiot.
    +1



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    Re: Bears to Release Chester Taylor

    Chester Taylor and Marcus Harrison cut according to Brad Biggs on Twitter.




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