This week figured to be a busy one as teams were expected to jump into the open market to fill roster spots they were unable to address via the NFL Draft.
Naturally, the Bears have been among the busiest teams — especially today.
In case you missed it, Chicago reportedly signed wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and safety Tashaun Gipson. Adding Ginn brings an element of speed while bringing depth to the Bears’ receiver corps. Meanwhile, signing Gipson fills the void at safety that was left behind when Ha Ha Clinton-Dix left to sign with the Cowboys earlier in the offseason. But just because the Bears have two new guys in tow doesn’t mean the transaction wire is going to go silent. To the contrary, it’s only going to get busier from here.
Check out this nugget from Chris Emma of 670 The Score:
The Bears' additions of Ted Ginn Jr. and Tashaun Gipson bring their roster to the 90-man cap. Those deals have not been made official. Perhaps there are some subtractions to follow, too.
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) April 30, 2020
Roster’s full, man …
The Bears’ 90-man preseason roster is at max capacity. Each of the Bears’ 90 roster spots is being filled by a player at the moment. Emma suggests it is possible that some cuts could be on the horizon to free up roster room. And considering that Chicago could still use some depth at running back and competition among the quarterback reserves (among other places), it wouldn’t surprise me to see multiple cuts in the days and weeks ahead.
The balancing act of piecing together an offseason roster throughout the spring and summer can be a tedious one for general managers. But for us, following the roster shifts is fun. Bring on the new guard!