The Chicago Bears made a big splash in reportedly acquiring Khalil Mack from the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, but the team is still making moves as they finalize their 53-man roster.
The Bears have reportedly made a few interesting decisions, including deciding to waive cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
LeBlanc started in 10 games for the Bears over the last two seasons, and had 13 defended passes and two interceptions over those campaigns. With the team’s improved secondary, LeBlanc was a borderline player, and the Bears will apparently move on.
The Bears also have waived wide receiver Tanner Gentry and cornerback Doran Grant, both of whom looked solid for the team during the preseason.
Gentry has appeared in four games for the Bears, registering three catches for 35 yards during the 2017 season. Doran Grant had two interceptions during the preseason, including one he returned for a touchdown in the team’s loss to the Buffalo Bills, and was considered an outside contender for a spot on the roster.
According to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, linebacker John Timu will be waived by the team as well. Timu’s days were likely numbered when the Bears drafted inside linebackers Roquan Smith and Joel Iyiegbuniwe this season, but his time with the team was productive as he started in nine games and registered 44 tackles in his career.
The Bears must get their roster down to 53 players by 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Stay tuned to the Grizzly Detail page for the final list on Saturday afternoon.