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Bears Set To Cut TE Manumaleuna

One of Mike Martz’s guys has been informed of his release, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Bears have decided to let go of mammoth blocking tight end Brandon Manumaleuna, a move that has nothing to do with an attempt to keep Greg Olsen.

With recently signed Matt Spaeth on board, Manumaleuna was certainly expendable – seeing he failed his physical.

The disappointing Manumaleuna signed a five year deal in 2010 and received $6 million up front.  He was scheduled to be due $1.495 million, and with his release, the Bears won’t have to pay his $1 million roster bonus and $100K workout bonus.

After the season, the 31-year old underwent knee surgery.

It’s crystal clear, the Bears have high hopes for Kellen Davis.

Apparently, so much, Olsen is going to be gone, even if it’s for a low-end draft pick.

Davis, the Michigan State product, has the size and athletic ability to become the club’s #1 tight end.  The team is in search for a big receiver to snag jump balls from Jay Cutler in the red zone – maybe they already have Jay’s “big receiver.”


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