No surprises, so far

The Bears didn't have to trim the roster until Tuesday, but the team let go of 10 players today. Although there were no "big" names on the cut list, that could change in the next week.

John Davis was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which means he will sideline at least until after Week 6, because of continuing back problems. The tight end recently had surgery to remove a disc.

The team waived injured DT Earnest Grant, TE Mobolaji Afariogun, P Brooks Barnard, LS Carson Dach, K Pat Dunne, CB Eric Joyce, T Pete Lougheed, LB Jerry Schumacher, OG Jamil Soriano, FB Casey Urlacher, T Tim Vincent.

"We had to make our first cuts today and said goodbye to some guys that had really given us a lot of effort for a good chunk of time, from our offseason program right through our mini-camps," said head coach Dick Jauron. "But they really gave it an effort and hopefully if they're good enough they'll catch on somewhere else in the National Football League."

Defensive coordinator Greg Blache had harsh words for his starters following their performance against Denver, in which they surrendered nearly 200 yards in the first half.

"When you make mistakes, when you don't pay attention to detail that's sloppy and there's no place for it," Blache said. "There's no excuse for it.

"I just have too many people doing some of the same knucklehead things. I don't think they fully understand that we're not waiting on them. The bus is taking off to Houston and if they're not on it, we can't help them. If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

Ted Washington was traded shortly after Blache's tirade. Although both he and the team said the timing was coincidence, there could be another surprise or two over the next week.

"We're going to make some cuts next week and I think some people will be surprised when the cuts take place, if they don't get their heads out of their rear ends,"

The Bears roster currently stands at 76 players and the team has until Tuesday to make two more roster moves. Although Tuesday is the NFL's mandatory cutdown day to a 65-man roster, the Bears will only need to trim their roster to 74 due to nine NFL Europe exemptions (Bryan Fletcher, Tyree Foreman, Teddy Gaines, Shane Grice, Jeff Grzeskowiak, Maurice Hicks, Edell Shepherd, Elijah Thurmon and Josh Warner).

The following Sunday, Aug. 31, each NFL team must narrow its roster to 53 by 4:00 PM EST.

Following their 27-17 loss to the Cardinals the Bears had a day off Saturday and returned to work for a rare Sunday practice. Due to a tight schedule that includes two games in five days the team didn't practice in pads today and there is a chance a few players will sit out the last preseason game at New England.

"Warrick Holdman (ankle), Jerry Azumah (toe), Dustin Lyman (knee) and Cameron Worrell (ankle) did not practice for us today," Jauron said. "We expect both Cameron and Warrick back tomorrow. Dustin and Jerry, we'll have to wait and see how they are. Other than that, we had a pretty good day's work and tomorrow we'll put the pads on and practice in pads. Then we'll have a short one on Tuesday before we leave." Recommended Stories

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