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Chester Taylor actually NOT cut from Bears

Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:45 pm
Edited on: August 29, 2011 5:52 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Earlier today, we wrote about the Bears cutting third-string running back Chester Taylor and how one reason could have been that the organization was tired of Taylor asking for more playing time. That was news to Chicago coach Lovie Smith. Because Taylor, in fact, has not been cut.

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"I guess there was a little bit of a misunderstanding on what we talked about," Smith told reporters after practice, via the Chicago Tribune. "Chester Taylor is still a part of the team."

The misunderstanding stems from the conversation Smith and Taylor had when Smith told Taylor he wasn’t in the Bears plans. Taylor thought that meant he was cut (and I can see why he’d think that). But that’s not the case. Not yet, at least.

Hell, maybe the Bears won’t cut Taylor, because general manager Jerry Angelo told Taylor after the misunderstanding that the team actually likes him. Furthermore, Smith said he was talking to Taylor about last Saturday’s game at Tennessee and not necessarily about the future.

It’s all very confusing.

"If a player is released, I will tell him that, 'You're released, thank you,'" Smith said. “That is not the case. Misunderstanding. I talked to him about what happened in the last game in a private conversation. No more than that. As far as what is going to happen later on, we have cuts coming up. We’ll let everyone know who is a part of it then, they’ll know. I don’t talk any more than that. I talked about what happened the last game.

“He was coming up, he wanted to talk to me, but guys talk to me always. I’m the head football coach. Players who are wondering a little bit about what is going on, I want them to come up and talk with me. Thought we had a good conversation. I guess it didn’t go exactly like I thought it did.”

I guess we’ll get our next indication about the Bears plans for Taylor when they face Browns on Thursday. But for now, your guess is as good as anybody’s how much longer Taylor will be a part of the team.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:42 pm

Chester Taylor actually NOT cut from Bears

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 7:49 am

Chester Taylor actually NOT cut from Bears

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Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:30 am

Chester Taylor actually NOT cut from Bears

   I'll say no such thing. The Bears were the team dumb enough to sign him when they already had the same back in Forte. Where is the change of pace? He was a solid compliment to AP. In Chicago he was Forte light... So Yep, just like I thought. One thing I forgot. DOUCHE BAG fans. Normally Chicago fans are rather knowlegable. You on the other hand?...

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 3:28 pm

Chester Taylor actually NOT cut from Bears

So.... tell me again how stupid Minnesota was for letting him walk?

Yep, just like i thought.

Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:32 pm

Chester Taylor actually NOT cut from Bears

   This just in...Chicago has a way if pi$$ing off teams, See 49ers, players, see Lance Briggs, fans, see Bears nation when they let the Fridge score a TD in the Super Bowl and not the great Walter Payton. Sometimes I can't understand Lovey Smith, when he's giving his pressers? No wonder Chester didn't get what his coach said? The GM is a douche. The OC is a SUPER DOUCHE. The QB is a QUITING DOUCHE. With so mich douche in Chicago, why does their O-line stink? Smells like fish!

Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:40 am

Chester Taylor actually NOT cut from Bears

Thanks, norsegods, for clearing that up.  We Bears folks need advice from the fan of a team that has won, oh, I guess they haven't won any Super Bowls.  Please learn the difference between "less then" and "less than".  We Bears fans would like our #2 RB to get more than (not then) 2.4 YPG; thus the addition of Barber this year.  I like Chester, but he has a few miles on him and I don't see his performance improving.  He is a great insurance policy.  1200 yards, ummmmm, yeah, but only 4.0 ypg, so not exactly all-pro.  Lots of players have the occasional run of "5 to 15 at a time" when put in spot situations, but his combined average over his last two seasons in MIN was under 4.0, so not exactly stellar.  You're just a bitter fan of a team that will finish in last place in th the NFC North this year.  I did enjoy the season-ending (career-ending?) a Bear rookie put on old Favre last year.  Bretty boy must have been thinking about his next sexting opportunity instead of playing the game he was paid (how much was that, again?) to play.

Since: Jul 13, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:21 am

Chester Taylor actually NOT cut from Bears

You Bears folks must not know a lot about football.  When you're the #2 running back, you touch the ball less then the #1.  That's sarcasm if you didn't pick it up.  He has been behind a star running back his entire career EXCEPT his first year with the Vikings before we picked up Peterson.  He went....ummmmm....oh yeah, for over 1200 yards.  That's not average and given more touches he could have done more.  After Peterson he became out 3rd down back because he could get chunks of yards, like anywhere from 5 to 15 at a time.  So calling Taylor average is obviously ignorant and you don't know football.  I am more inclined to say it's probably the fault of the same O-Line that can't protect their QB.  If I remember correctly, Cutler was pretty good when given time to throw.  I would say the same is for Taylor or even Forte, give them holes and they will hit them.  Although, I will agree that Taylor is probably on the downside and can't be the #1, but he does have above average running back ability.

Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:38 am

Chester Taylor actually NOT cut from Bears

What a waste of money that was....signing Taylor....Why??  I didn't understand this signing last year for obvious reasons...this guy is on the downside of a very average career.

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