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.”