The second round of roster cuts are among us as the second week of the preseason rolls around. The Chicago Bears have until 3 p.m. to cut their roster from 85 to 80 players, which means they need to part ways with five players.
Bears are giving up former sixth-rounder Receiver Dazz Newsome marks the team’s first advance before Tuesday’s deadline, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The group behind Darnell Mooney. While Newsom has had some solid performances in training camp and in the preseason, he’s also had passing turnovers and has been unable to create a role for himself on special teams.
Last spring, Newsom suffered a shaky start to his career in Chicago with a fractured collarbone. He was one of the final-round cut-list last summer before being re-signed to the practice class, where he spent most of his rookie season.
In three regular-season games with the Bears, Newsom had two catches for 23 yards.
Chicago has four more cuts before the 3 p.m. deadline.
Story originally appeared on Bears Wire