Add LB Danny Trevathan to the Round of Bears Cuts to Start the New League Year

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Add LB Danny Trevathan to the Round of Bears Cuts to Start the New League Year

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Things are on and popping for the Chicago Bears and the NFL’s other 31 teams now that the new league year is officially underway.

And for the Bears, that means making it officially official with Khalil Mack and Tarik Cohen. But also, Danny Trevathan:


If you were needing a reminder of how life in the NFL can be kin to that “Circle of Life” song from The Lion King, then running through Trevathan’s Bears career will do just that for ya.

Trevathan’s arrival helped kick-start Chicago’s most competitive years of the Ryan Pace era. An inside linebacker in the Vic Fangio-John Fox scheme, Trevathan brought an edge, some experience, and confidence to a floppy defense that had lost its way. Bringing Trevathan in after winning the Super Bowl in Denver brought this group credibility. While not a star or a game-changer, Trevathan was a culture-changer who got this defense back on track. Considering his contributions, it’s a shame they couldn’t get a playoff win.

Nevertheless, the Bears are thankful for Trevathan’s contributions:

Brad Biggs (Tribune) has details of the cut, which creates some additional wiggle room under the cap if given a post-June 1 designation. A post-June 1 cut creates $3,288,235 in cap space that could be useful, while softening the dead money hit to $2,431,250. That would bring the Bears’ available cap space to $32,704,868. Of course, that will be cut in to when the team’s signings become officially official.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.