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Chicago Bears expected to release WR Eddie Royal

Monday, March 6, 2017 13:07
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The Chicago Bears’ receiver group is about to officially get
thinner. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the
team is expected to release WR Eddie Royal as soon as he is able to
pass a physical.

https://twitter.com/AaronLemingNFL/status/838792441872314368

There’s no plainer way to say it: Royal just didn’t work out with
the Bears, and this move comes as no surprise. Originally brought
in to be a slot receiver in 2015, partly due to his past
relationship with Jay Cutler as his quarterback in Denver, Royal’s
time with the Bears has simply been a story of unavailability. As a
member of the Bears, Royal has only played in 18 of 32 games,
managing 62 catches for 524 yards and 3 TDs as well as one punt
return TD in two seasons. He battled injuries throughout the 2015
season, then suffered a foot injury last season that forced him
onto injured reserve. Cutting him will save the Bears $5 million,
which may be used to possibly re-sign soon-to-be free agent WR
Alshon Jeffery to shore up the potentially inexperienced receiving
corps. Additionally, the Bears will gain further flexibility to
pursue free agent defensive backs, such as the Houston Texans’ A.J.
Bouye, or quarterbacks, such as Tampa Bay’s Mike Glennon or Brian
Hoyer.



Source: http://www.chicitysports.com/2017/03/06/chicago-bears-expected-to-release-wr-eddie-royal/

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