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Bears Bites: Bears Cut Blanchard, Roster Down to 75

Also, the Bears' offense will be better, but will their defense improve as well?

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Bears Bites: Bears Cut Blanchard, Roster Down to 75

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 15: J'Marcus Webb #73 of the Chicago Bears awaits the start of play against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field on August 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Chargers 33-28. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Welcome to Bears Bites, your one stop shop for all things Chicago Bears. Today, we will examine the team's decision to cut QB Matt Blanchard, and we will also bring you some insight into just who else might find their necks on the chopping block before the season gets underway. 

  • The Bears had to trim their roster size down to 75 players before Tuesday's 3pm deadline, and they did that by cutting injured QB Matt Blanchard, who has a broken knuckle on his non-throwing hand. [ESPN Chicago]
     
  • Hub Arkush raises an interesting question about the Bears as we steam toward the regular season: their offense will surely be an improved bunch, but will their defense follow suit? [HubArkush.com]
     
  • John Mullin also gets in on the roster guessing game with his commentary on the battle between J'Marcus Webb and Jonathan Scott to be the team's swing tackle. [CSN Chicago]
     
  • Another update on the injury front from practice on Tuesday, where Earl Bennett and Henry Melton have both begun running as they try to recover from concussions. [Chicago Sun-Times]
     
  • Everyone knows that the Bears beat the Oakland Raiders on Friday, and their offense looked good doing it, but Blake Van Poucke has gone deeper and gives fans a better understanding of what that game's box score tells us. [Chicago Bears Huddle]
     
  • Before next Sunday's season opener, the Bears still have to cut 22 players from their roster. Jeffrey Hicks has some thoughts on just who those unlucky players might be. [The Sports Bank]
     
  • Finally, and this is truly a must read for fans who are looking to learn more about football, Dan Durkin has a fantastic glossary of terms that broadcasters often use, but some fans don't understand. What is a three technique defensive tackle? Durkin has your answer and much more here. [670 the Score]

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