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The Chicago Bears are busy trimming down their roster from 90 players to 53, and although the team didn’t have a lot of high-profile moves to make, there are still some interesting decisions left to be made for the squad.
The Bears, who will play the NFL’s first game of the regular season on Thursday against Green Bay, will hold their first practice for the week on Sunday, meaning that they’ll need to announce their roster prior to that workout.
Among the high-profile reported cuts so far, wide receiver Tanner Gentry has been waived by the Bears, according to The Athletic Chicago’s Adam Jahns. Gentry has appeared in four career games, catching three passes for 35 yards.
He was considered a contender for a wide receiver job, but reportedly missed the cut for the squad.
Wide receiver Marvin Hall will also be waived by the team, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The speedster, who stood out on special teams for the Falcons, has registered 616 return yards in his NFL career, but couldn’t crack the Bears’ roster.
According to the latest numbers, the Bears have reportedly made 29 moves, leaving them eight more to get down to the 53-man limit for the coming season.
Here is a breakdown of who is gone, according to reports:
60 - The Bears have made a somewhat surprising move, waiving offensive lineman Alex Bars, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
61 - In a tweet, offensive lineman Jordan McCray revealed he had been cut by the Bears, thanking the team for the opportunity.
62 - In an Instagram post, cornerback Jonathon Mincy indicated that he has been cut by the Bears.
63 - The Sun-Times is reporting that Patrick Scales has officially won the long snapping competition, beating out John Wirtel, who was cut.
64 - The Bears are expected to waive cornerback John Franklin III, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
65 - Defensive end Jonathan Harris has been cut by the Bears, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
66 - TSN's David Naylor reports that the Bears have cut wide receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert. The Saskatchewan Roughriders still own his CFL rights, according to Naylor.
67 - According to NFL Trade Rumors, running back Josh Caldwell has been cut after an impressive preseason finale on Thursday.
68 - Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that former sixth round pick Kyle Fitts will be waived by the Bears.
69 - According to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears will cut quarterback Tyler Bray and tight end Jesper Horsted. The move means the Bears will carry just two quarterbacks this season, but both players could be contenders for practice squad roles.
70 - The Bears will place running back Ryan Nall on waivers, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
71 - Seventh-round draft pick Stephen Denmark has been cut by the Bears, according to the Sun-Times.
72 - The agents for wide receiver Thomas Ives have informed the Chicago Sun-Times that their client has been cut by the Bears.
73 - Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Bears have cut former third round draft pick Jonathan Bullard.
74 - The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that nose tackle Daryle Banfield, defensive end Jalen Dalton, and linebacker Chuck Harris have all been cut by the Bears.
76 - Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Bears have cut linebacker Chuck Harris.
77 - According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Bears are waiving wide receiver Marvin Hall.
78 - According to NBC Sports Chicago’s JJ Stankevitz, the Bears are keeping four tight ends: Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen, Ben Braunecker, and Bradley Sowell, who will make the team after converting from offensive line to tight end.
If the report is accurate, the Bears will be cutting a total of four tight ends. Ian Bunting, Jesper Horsted, Dax Raymond, and Ellis Richardson were all on the 90-man roster in camp, and Horsted is looked at as a possible practice squad candidate.
81 - Wide receiver Tanner Gentry has been waived, according to Adam Jahns of The Athletic Chicago.
82 - Jahns also reported that the Bears have waived cornerback Clifton Duck.
83 - Chicago Sun-Times beat writer Patrick Finley reported that the Bears will cut tight end Ian Bunting, an alum of Hinsdale Central High School.
84 - Finley also reported that the Bears have cut offensive linemen Joe Lowery and Marquez Tucker.
86 -Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago reported that the Bears have cut outside linebacker Matt Betts.
87 -The Chicago Sun-Times’ Jason Lieser reported that the team has cut ties with cornerback Doyin Jibowu.
88 -Lieser also reported that the Bears have cut linebacker Jameer Thurman.
89 - Before roster cutdowns began, the Bears placed offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings on injured reserve, ending his season.