Roster cuts: Bears waive rookie DE Carson Taylor

·1 min read

The Chicago Bears have made their first roster cut ahead of the first round of cuts, waiving defensive end Carson Taylor, the team announced Monday.

Taylor signed with the Bears this offseason as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Northern Arizona University.

Taylor impressed on several occasions during the offseason program, but he’s had a relatively quiet training camp. It certainly doesn’t help that he already faced an uphill battle for a roster spot considering the defensive end group is a loaded one with Robert Quinn, Trevis Gipson, Al-Quadin Muhammad, Mario Edwards and Dominique Robinson.

During Saturday’s preseason opener, Taylor failed to get into the box score on 12 defensive snaps. He also saw six reps on special teams.

There will be three rounds of cuts following each preseason game, with the first two rounds of cuts being gradual (90 to 85 on Aug. 16, 85 to 80 on Aug. 23). Teams will have to trim their final roster from 80 to 53 players on Aug. 30.

Taylor is the first of five cuts on the way for Chicago ahead of the 3 p.m. deadline on Tuesday.

List

Predicting the first 5 roster cuts for the Bears after preseason opener

View 11 items

List

Bears' 53-man roster projection after the preseason opener

View 12 items

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire