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    How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    We have 13 alumni in training camps right now:

    Carter Bykowski- San Francisco 49ers
    Tim Dobbins- Houston Texans
    Hayworth Hicks- Carolina Panthers
    Leonard Johnson- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    A.J. Klein- Carolina Panthers
    Jake Knott- Philadelphia Eagles
    Josh Lenz- Chicago Bears
    Jake McDonough- New York Jets
    Kelechi Osemele- Baltimore Ravens
    Ahtyba Rubin- Cleveland Browns
    David Sims- Philadelphia Eagles
    Reggie Stephens- Baltimore Ravens
    Seneca Wallace- New Orleans Saints

    And the dreaded cut down dates:
    August 27th @4PM: Rosters cut to 75 players
    August 31st @6PM: Rosters cut to 53 players
    Sept 1st @12PM: Practice Squad offers can be extended

    Some of our guys, like KO, are rock solid for sure going to make the 53 man rosters, others, like Lenz and McDonough, are very possibly just training camp bodies. Given how training camp has been going so far how likely is it for each of our 13 guys to still be on a roster come September 1st?



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    Last I had talked to Jake he was doing really well. They moved him out to DE and I think he was thriving not being double teamed every play. Don't be surprised if he sneaks in.


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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    McDonough is already done

    On April 27, 2013, He signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.[4] On July 25, 2013, the Jets waived McDonough with an injury settlement.[5]



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by cy4prez7 View Post
    Last I had talked to Jake he was doing really well. They moved him out to DE and I think he was thriving not being double teamed every play. Don't be surprised if he sneaks in.
    Quote Originally Posted by CyTwins View Post
    McDonough is already done

    On April 27, 2013, He signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.[4] On July 25, 2013, the Jets waived McDonough with an injury settlement.[5]
    CyTwins with the dagger.



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    CyTwins with the dagger.
    Haha unintentional dagger! Wish I would have posted that in before cy4prez7 but I saw something on Twitter



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    Well shoot. Down to 12 already with a month before cuts.



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    We have 13 alumni in training camps right now:

    Carter Bykowski- San Francisco 49ers YES
    Tim Dobbins- Houston Texans YES
    Hayworth Hicks- Carolina Panthers NO
    Leonard Johnson- Tampa Bay Buccaneers YES
    A.J. Klein- Carolina Panthers YES
    Jake Knott- Philadelphia Eagles YES
    Josh Lenz- Chicago Bears NO
    Jake McDonough- New York Jets NO
    Kelechi Osemele- Baltimore Ravens YES
    Ahtyba Rubin- Cleveland Browns YES
    David Sims- Philadelphia Eagles YES
    Reggie Stephens- Baltimore Ravens NO
    Seneca Wallace- New Orleans Saints NO

    And the dreaded cut down dates:
    August 27th @4PM: Rosters cut to 75 players
    August 31st @6PM: Rosters cut to 53 players
    Sept 1st @12PM: Practice Squad offers can be extended

    Some of our guys, like KO, are rock solid for sure going to make the 53 man rosters, others, like Lenz and McDonough, are very possibly just training camp bodies. Given how training camp has been going so far how likely is it for each of our 13 guys to still be on a roster come September 1st?



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

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    McDonough is already done

    On April 27, 2013, He signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.[4] On July 25, 2013, the Jets waived McDonough with an injury settlement.[5]
    Shoot. Yeah, the last I talked to him was during OTAs.


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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Well shoot. Down to 12 already with a month before cuts.
    Down to 12 right now, but it could jump back up. Don't forget that McDonough and other players that do get cut could end up on another team's roster. Some NFL GMs like to have a lot of churn at the bottom of their depth chart, plus camp and preseason injuries could dictate a need at a certain postion where maybe there isn't a need right now.



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    Anybody know what McDonough's injury was?



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    I'd bet that Hicks is one some team this season... seemed to float around all last season. Probably practice squad type of deal. Same with Stephens. I'd say the only one that stands out is Lenz. Seneca still has a couple more years in him, think Sage.



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonetrombone View Post
    I'd bet that Hicks is one some team this season... seemed to float around all last season. Probably practice squad type of deal. Same with Stephens. I'd say the only one that stands out is Lenz. Seneca still has a couple more years in him, think Sage.
    It'll be an uphill battle for Josh Lenz with the Bears. There are eight wide receivers listed on this depth chart, and none of them is named Lenz. Of course, this isn't the team's official depth chart either, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Chicago Bears Depth Chart - NFL - CBSSports.com



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    It'll be an uphill battle for Josh Lenz with the Bears. There are eight wide receivers listed on this depth chart, and none of them is named Lenz. Of course, this isn't the team's official depth chart either, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Chicago Bears Depth Chart - NFL - CBSSports.com
    DISCLAIMER - I am a lifelong Bears fanatic.

    I would say the guys certainly ahead of him are:
    1 - Brandon Marshall (#1 receiver)
    2 - Alshon Jeffery (#2 receiver)
    3 - Earl Bennett (possession receiver, Jay Cutler security blanket if Marshall is covered)
    4 - Eric Weems (extra value as excellent career return specialist)

    Guys that are most likely ahead of him are:
    5 - Devin Hester (some concern he won't make 53-man roster due to inability to catch the ball, limited success as returner last season, $1.86M salary and $2.94M salary cap hit this season)
    6 - Marquess Wilson (6'4" 184lb rookie drafted in 7th round)
    7 - Joe Anderson (6'1" 196lb second year guy, seeing a lot of good things out of him during current camp)
    8 - Devin Aromashodu (6'2" 201lb former Bear, brought back for this season)

    Guys Lenz is competing with:
    Brittan Golden (5'11" 186lb second year guy from West Texas A&M)
    Jerrell Jackson (6'0": 192lb second year guy from Missouri)
    Terrence Toliver (6'5" 204lb second year guy from LSU)
    Marcus Rucker (6'4" 185lb rookie from Memphis)

    So, there will be a healthy number of WR that don't make the 53-man roster. The Bears kept about 8 WR active last year, which are likely to be Marshall, Jeffery, Bennett, Weems, Hester, Wilson, Anderson, and one of the other guys. Lenz will need to beat out all my unnumbered guys plus Aromashodu. Rucker and Toliver are bigger guys (6'4" or taller), while Golden and Jackson are smaller targets (6'0" or smaller), and Aromashodu sits in the middle at 6'2".

    I have been reading as many reports from the camp that I can, as well as Twitter updates, and I haven't heard much about Lenz. I'd guess he is a practice squad player at this point. I sure would like to see him returning kickoffs or punts or catching passes for my NFL team, though!



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    Re: How is it looking for our Alumni to make the cut?

    I really want Lenz on the Bears, but it's a long shot.


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