Taylor, Harrison Out. The Cutdown Day Open Thread.

| September 3rd, 2011

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Chester Taylor was the first big-ticket signing of the 2010 offseason for the Chicago Bears.  He was, seemingly, a perfect run-pass option in the Mike Martz system.  What happened?  Matt Forte happened.  Forte is a better, younger version of Taylor and the Bears simply realized Taylor’s organization use was slight at best.  They needed a short-yardage back and they found him when they signed Marion Barber.  The emergence of Kahlil Bell as a legitimate halfback meant there was no room at the inn for Taylor.

Marcus Harrison (photo above) ate too much this offseason.  Now he’s cut.  He’s a terrific talent and when he’s in shape can have his moments on the inside.  But really?  You ate too much this offseason?

I’ll be away from the computer for most of the remainder of the day but will try to pop back on should anything shocking happen.