Taylor Disappointed He Didn't Play vs Titans...........
Bears RB Taylor 'disappointed' after not playing vs. Titans
By Vaughn McClure, Tribune reporter 11:50 p.m. CDT, August 27, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Running back Chester Taylor didn't get off the bench against the Titans, not even after Marion Barber left Saturday's game with a calf injury.
In fact, Kahlil Bell stepped in front of Taylor and had 11 carries for 48 yards in a reserve role after Matt Forte (17 carries, 74 yards) left the game.
"My running backs coach (Tim Spencer) told me after I came out for pregame that I wasn't playing," Taylor said. "He didn't give me no reason or no excuse or nothing. It can't be from the competition because it's hard to get three carries in a preseason game and the other players are getting 13, 14 carries. That's not comparing anything. It's not from production and play."
Many have speculated that Taylor would be released at some point with a base salary of $1.25 million this season. He seemed pretty upset about not playing Saturday.
"Yeah, I'm disappointed,'' he said. "I'm practicing all week thinking I'm going to play. Just for them to come out of the blue and say that, yeah, I'm disappointed."
Taylor might have just talked his way out of town.
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