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Bears Cut Taylor And Gholston

The Chicago Bears Monday began to release players in order to reach the roster limit of 80 players by Tuesday’s deadline.

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Two of the bigger names cut were running back Chester Taylor and defensive lineman Vernon Gholston.

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Taylor signed a three-year deal with the Bears prior to last season. The former Viking strruggled in his one season with the Bears. In 16 games he rushed for only 267 yards. This wasn’t a huge surprise since the Bears signed Marion Barber this past offseason and the emergence of Kahlil Bell. What makes Bell a better option is his ability to play special teams.

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Vernon Gholston also was cut on Monday. The Bears signed Gholston hoping that the former first-round pick of the Jets would succeed on a new team. With the Bears depth on the defensive line there was no room for Gholston.

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Players also cut on Monday included Tanner Antle, J.C. Brignone, Tank Tyler, and Trevor Vittatoe.

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The Bears will have until Saturday to get down to their opening day roster of 53.