Dec. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; General view of University of Phoenix Stadium as reflected in a Chicago Bears helmet during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears release 14 players

With the deadline for NFL teams to cut their rosters down to 75-men rapidly approaching, some teams are being forced to make a number of cuts in the next 48 hours. The Chicago Bears are one of the teams getting active and they made a number of moves on Sunday to get their roster down to 76 players.

They still need to get rid of one more player, but in the meantime 14 players were show their walking papers.

The players who were released are safety Tom Zbikowski, receiver Devin Aromashadu, defensive end Kyle Moore, running back Curtis Brinkley, defensive tackle Eric Foster, tackle A.J. Lindeman, center P.J. Lonergan, safety Derrick Martin, tight end Gabe Miller, tight end Leonard Pope, defensive tackle Brent Russell, linebacker Patrick Trahan, punter Tress Way, and linebacker Lawrence Wilson.

The most notable players among the Bears cuts are Zbikowski, Pope and Aromashadu.

It is very possible that those three players could get scooped up as soon as the injury bug begins to bite teams around the league, so be sure to keep an eye out on those names.

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