Bears cut Gholston (4 others)
Defensive end Vernon Gholston’s bid to make the most of a second opportunity in the NFL ended Monday when he was one of five players waived by the Bears.
Gholston registered just one tackle in three preseason games after signing with the Bears July 29. The 6-3, 262-pounder was selected by the New York Jets with the sixth overall pick in the 2008 draft. But he was released in March after failing to record a sack in three seasons.
Also waived by the Bears Monday were fourth-year defensive tackle Tank Tyler and three undrafted rookie free agents: quarterback Trevor Vittatoe, center J.C. Brignone and linebacker Tanner Antle.
With Monday’s moves, the Bears reached the NFL’s mandatory roster limit of 80 a day earlier than required. They must trim 27 more players by Saturday to get to the 53-man limit.