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Nick Reed Straddling the Cut Line

DE Nick Reed (Steve Dykes/US Presswire)

Nick Reed is in the middle of a heated roster battle for the fourth and final defensive end spot. The third-year pro believes he can be a contributor for the Bears this season and beyond.

It was abundantly clear there were many things LB Nick Reed would have preferred to be doing in the Halas Hall locker room other than talking to a reporter just a few days before the team's final cuts. Reed hunkered down and listened to his iPod, hoping the recorder held a few inches from his face would just keep moving down the line of lockers. No such luck. Reed reluctantly agreed to say a few... Recommended Stories