5 things the Chicago Bears’ initial 53-man roster tells us

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Things are destined to change within the coming days, but the Chicago Bears trimmed their roster to 53 players.

The weekend has come and gone, and while many of us are getting ready for Labor Day relaxing, the Chicago Bears have been busy forming their 53-man roster. Saturday, Chicago officially cut down to the regulated amount. But, things are continually changing.

The coming days could see the Bears sign and cut additional players. In fact, Sunday morning, the Bears agreed to terms with former second-round defensive end Mario Edwards, who was let go by the New Orleans Saints over the weekend.

Additionally, Chicago is forming their practice squad as we speak, which will see a promise upheld by Matt Nagy as Cairo Santos comes back aboard.

As far as the main roster goes, there weren’t a ton of surprises. Cutting Kevin Toliver was one of the main moves that some thought was a bit shocking. Another fan favorite and brother of Khalil Mack, Ledarius Mack, was waived. But, he is a great candidate to join the practice squad.

The quarterbacks stand at two, with Tyler Bray being waived. Although, that should have been a given.

As for some other positions, the Bears stuck with their wideouts and made no surprise moves there. Also, the team chose to keep Ryan Nall over undrafted rookie Artavis Pierce — but, we’ll get to that later.

In total, we can take a lot away from the initial 53-man roster. There are some concerns, still, and also a few positives.

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