A Guess at the Final Cuts

With the final preseason game upon us, I thought it might be interesting to take a look and see if I could come up with a list of 22 final cuts to get the roster down to 53. Here’s a possibility:

  1. Taylor Boggs
  2. Robert Turner
  3. Demontre Hurst
  4. Al Louis-Jean
  5. C.J. Wilson
  6. Marcus Trice
  7. Tracy Robertson
  8. Brandon Dunn
  9. Lee Pegues
  10. M.D. Jennings
  11. Ryan Groy
  12. DeDe Lattimore
  13. Jerry Franklin
  14. Cornelius Washington
  15. Dennis Roland
  16. Jeron Mastrud
  17. Dale Moss
  18. Armanti Edwards
  19. Michael Sprulock
  20. Josh Bellamy
  21. Jordan Lynch
  22. Senorise Perry or Chris Williams

A few things to note:

  • The list assumes that Perry or Williams will win the kick return job. A big assumption. Both could be cut in favor of one of the other guys on the list.
  • This would keep quarterback David Fales on the roster. The Bears may well opt to expose him to waivers and try to put him on the practice squad.
  • Christian Jones makes the roster here. I’m assuming that this decision was made when Jordan Senn was released.
  • The Bears could very well opt to put Marquess Wilson on IR and try to bring him back at mid-season. That would open up a spot for one of the above guys, maybe Bellamy depending upon how special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis feels about him.
  • On a related note, we still don’t have a good idea who the core special teams guys are going to be. It’s possible that one of these guys is high on DeCamillis’s list and will make it on that basis.
  • If you are feeling queasy about losing one of the above, bear in mind that 10 of these guys will probably make the practice squad. That would include the local favorite Lynch.

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