Chicago Bears make their first cuts


The Bears made nine cuts Sunday as they begin the process of trimming the roster down to 75.

Among the cuts, veteran defensive players Adrian Wilson and Nate Collins were involved.

Wilson was attempting to bounce back after missing all of last year due to a torn Achilles. He just didn’t do enough to prove he can be a starting safety.

Collins was buried on the depth chart at defensive tackle. The Bears re-signed Jay Ratliff and drafted Will Sutton and Ego Ferguson to go along with Stephen Paea. Collins was a casualty of a deep position.

Running back Michael Ford was also let go. He fell behind Shaun Draughn and rookie Ka’Deem Carey in the battle to be Matt Forte’s backup.

Cornerbacks Derricus Purdy and Peyton Thompson, guard Dylan Gandy, tackle Joe Long and receivers Greg Herd and Kofi Hughes were the other players let go.

The Bears have to cut six more players before 3 p.m. on Tuesday to reach the mandatory 75-man roster. They then must get to the 53-man roster by 5 p.m. Saturday.

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