Bears' cut tracker: Daniel Braverman placed on waivers

Bears' cut tracker: Daniel Braverman placed on waivers

The Bears have to trim their roster down to 53 on Saturday. Players who are waived can be claimed/signed on Sunday, which is when all 32 NFL teams will finalize their practice squad.

As cuts trickle in, is tracking each move.

Saturday's cuts:

Marc Mariani (WR)

-Mariani's spot on the Bears didn't appear to be in jeopardy so his release comes as a shock. The Bears must feel confident that slot receiver Eddie Royal is healthy.

Jacquizz Rodgers (RB)

Rob Housler (TE)

John Timu (ILB)

David Fales (QB)

Ben Braunecker (TE)

Daniel Braverman (WR)

-The 2016 seventh-round draft selection never lived up to the training camp hype and was waived by the Bears, according to ProFootballTalk. Braverman caught just six passes for 40 yards in four preseason games. The Bears are expected to have interest in retaining Braverman for their practice squad.

Tony Moeaki (TE)

-Moeaki's release comes as a bit of a surprise as he was projected to be the Bears' backup tight end this season.

DeVante Bausby (CB)

- Bausby stood out at times throughout the preseason, but got caught in a numbers game at the position.

Patrick Scales (LS)

-The veteran long snapper lost out on the starting role to Aaron Brewer.

Jason Weaver (OL)

-Weaver flashed in preseason and could be a candidate to land on the Bears' practice squad.

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Friday's cuts:

Terry Williams (DT)

Garry Williams (OL)

Shelley Smith (OG)

Kevin Peterson (CB)

Danny Mason (LB)

Khaled Holmes (C)

B.J. Daniels (WR)

Former Bears kicker puts his Chicago home on the market


Former Bears kicker puts his Chicago home on the market

You might want bring out your wallet because former Bears kicker Robbie Gould has put his Chicago home up for sale.

Gould put his 5,420-square-foot Normandy-style house in Kildeer on the market for $1.29 million.

The house was built in 2007, and bought by Gould in 2009.

The house features five bedroom, four and a half baths, brick and stucco, bright eat-in kitchen, complete with high-end appliances, granite and marble countertops, butler's pantry and wet bar.

The dining room has an up lit tray ceiling, showcasing the room's custom crown molding. The house also features a fully finished basement including a full updated kit, bedroom, bath, fireplace and gym.

To top it off, the master bedroom includes a suite with an up lit tray ceiling, a master bath with an oversized shower, heated floors and a large attached family room/office.

If you like space with your home, Gould’s former home sits on 0.51 acres of land.

Gould played with the Bears from 2005-2016 and is the all-time leader in field goals and total points.

Maurice Jones-Drew ranks Jordan Howard in NFL's top-10 RBs

Maurice Jones-Drew ranks Jordan Howard in NFL's top-10 RBs

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is entering an interesting season. He has just as good a chance of leading the NFL in rushing as he appears to have at losing reps to Tarik Cohen, a player some analysts feel is a better fit for coach Matt Nagy's system.

It's unfortunate that Howard isn't receiving the kind of praise a player like him deserves. He set the Bears' rookie rushing record with 1,313 yards in 2016. In 2017, he became the first running back in franchise history to start a career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.

Howard's production suggests he should be the feature back in Chicago's ground game. In fact, according to NFL Network's Maurice Jones-Drew, it's a no-brainer. He recently ranked Howard in the NFL's top-10 running backs.

7. Jordan Howard (Bears)

Even with the plethora of offensive weapons thanks to some offseason additions, the Bears' offense still must run through Howard. After rushing for at least 1,100 yards in each of his first two seasons, Howard will be a key piece for first-year head coach Matt Nagy and will have to carry Chicago late in the season if the squad is going to make a playoff push.

Howard will be given every chance to prove he can thrive in Nagy's system early in the season. If he can prove reliable as a receiver, he could match Kareem Hunt's league-leading 1,327 yards last season. He'll have to be effective as a pass-catcher to keep Cohen from threatening for more touches.

Howard deserves this kind of respect for what he's done through two seasons as a pro. He may not be in the NFL's elite class just yet, but if he surpasses 1,200-plus rushing yards and threatens for 10 or more touchdowns again, it'll be an undeniable fact that Howard is a true franchise back.