With only eleven days to go prior to the start of the NFL regular season, the time has come for teams across the NFL to start releasing players to cut down to the roster limit. The first roster limit is set at 75 players, and the deadline to make the cuts is this Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.
The Chicago Bears wasted no time in keeping any extra players on their roster as they cut a plethora of athletes today including five time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson:
Bears cut Adrian Wilson, Nate Collins, Dylan Gandy, Michael Ford, Greg Herd, Kofi Hughes,Joe Long, Derricus Purdy, Peyton Thompson.
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) August 24, 2014
Adrian Wilson was a former third round draft pick back in 2001 for the Arizona Cardinals. In eleven seasons with the team, Wilson made five Pro Bowls that included a four year run from 2008-2011, and was a three time NFL All-Pro.
Wilson was released by the Cardinals in 2013, and went on to play with the New England Patriots last season. Unfortunately, Wilson sustained an achilles injury that placed him on the season ending injured reserve list.
The Bears signed the former Pro Bowler this past June, but he was not able to attain a spot on the 53 man roster. At this point in his career, it may be time for Wilson to hang it up or be relegated to an NFL practice squad.
The next deadline for roster cuts is the final cutdown to 53 players which must be done by next Saturday.