The Bears Set Their 53-Man Roster



The Bears 2013 regular season roster is set.


LAKE FOREST- The preseason is over and the Bears have set their roster for the 2013 season. After losing their final exhibition to Cleveland on Thursday night, The Bears began the final cuts on Friday.

Yesterday, the Bears waived five more players to cut down to 53. Those players are as follows:


WR Terrance Toliver

OT Cory Brandon


DT Corvey Irvin

LB J.T. Thomas

S Brandon Hardin

Hardin, who was struggled with injuries since being drafted in 2012, sustained yet another injury against Cleveland on Thursday. The Bears can put him on injured reserve again if he can clear waivers. Brandon and Irvin were given injury settlements and won’t be able to sign with any team until those settlements expire.

Today, the Bears signed seven players to their practice squad. Here is how that list looks:


QB Jerrod Johnson

FB Harvey Unga

WR Ricardo Lockette

TE Fendi Onobun


DE Aston Whiteside

LB Jerry Franklin

CB Demontre Hurst

The Bears still have room for one more player on the practice squad. It’s possible that they can hang onto that final spot and reserve it for Matt Blanchard once his injury settlement expires.

It appears that the Bears still believe that there is potential for Harvey Unga to be a contributor in the National Football League. This will be his second go-round on the practice squad since being drafted in 2010.

It also appears that Marc Trestman is willing to work with Fendi Onobun to make him a productive tight end in this league. He will have his work cut out for him. The coaching staff was also pretty high on Aston Whiteside.

Being on the practice squad will give him a chance to develop. Demontre Hurst had his breakout game against Cleveland on Thursday night. Now he has to prove himself worthy of playing in the NFL. Here is now the final 53-man roster for the Bears will look heading into the season opener:



#6 Jay Cutler

#12 Josh McCown



#22 Matt Forte

#29 Michael Bush

#32 Michael Ford



#43 Tony Fiammetta


Wide Receiver:

#15 Brandon Marshall

#17 Alshon Jeffery

#80 Earl Bennett

#19 Joe Anderson

#14 Eric Weems

#10 Marquess Wilson


Tight End:

#83 Martellus Bennett

#87 Steve Maneri

#86 Kyle Adams


Offensive Tackle:

#74 Jermon Bushrod

#67 Jordan Mills

#79 Jonathan Scott

#78 James Brown


#68 Matt Slauson

#75 Kyle Long

#62 Eben Britton



#63 Roberto Garza

#60 Taylor Boggs



Defensive End:

#90 Julius Peppers

#98 Corey Wootton

#99 Shea McClellin

#95 Cheta Ozougwu

#78 Cornelius Washington


Defensive Tackle:

#69 Henry Melton

#92 Stephen Paea

#93 Nate Collins

#76 Zach Minter


Middle Linebacker:

#57 Jon Bostic

#58 D.J. Williams

#52 Blake Constanzo


Outside Linebacker:

#55 Lance Briggs

#50 James Anderson

#60 Khaseem Greene



#33 Charles Tillman

#26 Tim Jennings

#31 Isaiah Frey

#38 Zach Bowman

#27 Sherrick McManis

#39 C.J. Wilson



#21 Major Wright

#47 Chris Conte

#20 Craig Steltz

#37 Anthony Walters




#9 Robbie Gould


#8 Adam Podlesh


#23 Devin Hester

Long Snapper:

#65 Pat Mannelly


Tomorrow the Bears begin preparations for opening day against Cincinnati which takes place seven days from now. Follow me on Twitter @GabeSalgado82



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