NFL Cuts: Bears Release Nine Players, Including S Al Aflava and LB Tim Shaw

September 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chicago Bears informed nine players on Friday that they were going to be released the following day, September 4, when all NFL team rosters have to be cut down to 53 players.
According to Bradd Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, wide receiver Freddie Barnes, linebackers Tim Shaw and Kevin Malast, tight end Richard Angulo, safeties Al Afalava and Quentin Scott, center Tim Waler, and cornerbacks Cornelius Brown and Woddny Turenne were all informed of their impending release on Friday afternoon.
Some of the cuts were expected; however, having Shaw and Afalava released was surprising, as both played important roles last year for the Bears.
Afalava started 13 games last season and accumulated 53 tackles, two sacks, seven pass deflections, and a forced fumble as a rookie. That coupled with the injuries suffered so far in the preseason to rookie Major Payne and Josh Bullocks, one would think the Bears need extra depth at that position.
Shaw was in a tough battle with B...

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