The Chicago Bears announced today that they released 2nd round pick Dan Bazuin and 3rd round pick Mike Okwo.
Both of these players were plagued by injuries in the two seasons, that they were with the Bears.
Dan Bazuin had this to say about his release “They basically told me that the circumstances at my position were a lot different than the circumstances were when I was drafted in the second round.”
“Part of that had to do with my injury. And the other part of it had to do with Alex Brown getting a new contract. It changed the way they looked at me.”
“I never felt as a Chicago Bear that I had the explosion I had before my surgeries.”
“Fully healthy, I think I can be a starter in this league for somebody.”
Approached after Thursday’s preseason finale, Mike Okwo seemed resigned to the fact his time with the Bears was coming to a close.
Other confirmed cuts, included WR Mike Hass, FB Lousaka Polite,RB P.J. Pope and S Leonard Peters.
Zackary Bowman doesn’t know if he will make the team.
Bowman had this to say about the possibility of his release “You don’t know. It’s a business, you just have to wait and see what’s going to happen.”
These picks are now looked at as mistakes by Jerry Angelo and who knows they might turn out to be good, but the Bears have Nick Roach replacing Mike Okwo and Dan Bazuin wasn’t needed at the DE position.
The Bears have to bring there roster to 53 and that means they have to make some tough moves.
The Bears will be fine without these players who were always injured.