The first cuts are to the deepest parts of the roster (baby, I know):
Roster Update: We had waived DL Kapron Lewis-Moore and LB Alex Scearce. pic.twitter.com/swK1Pco8Y3
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 29, 2017
The Chicago Bears have to get their 90-man roster down to 53 by 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, so they’ve taken their first steps in that direction by waiving linebacker Alex Scearce and defensive lineman Kapron Lewis-Moore.
Scearce was an undrafted free agent out of Coastal Carolina, a Football Championship Subdivision (aka Division I-AA) school that went 10-2 last season. Listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Scearce was a finalist for the FCS Defensive Player of the Year award that went to Northern Iowa defensive end Karter Schult. Scearce started 33 of 45 games for the Chanticleers, coming up with all eight of his career sacks as a senior.
Lewis-Moore was a sixth-round pick (200th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. The Notre Dame product has limited pro playing experience, having appeared in just five games for the Ravens in 2015. Lewis-Moore was once a four-star high school recruit, according to Rivals.com, and ranked as high as the 19th best high school prospect in the country. He started all 13 games for the Fighting Irish in 2012, but tore his ACL in the team’s national championship game loss to Alabama.
Scearce and Lewis-Moore both played in the Bears’ preseason opener against the Denver Broncos, but neither traveled with the team for games against the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans.
The Bears’ roster currently stands at 88.