Wide receiver Brandon Rideau, who led the Bears and the entire league with three touchdown catches in preseason, has been informed he will be placed on waivers.
It's an indication the Bears will go with six wide receivers and that veterans Marty Booker and Mark Bradley are most likely safe. There's been no announcement on their status, but Bradley is a former second-round pick and coaches indicated Booker was safe even though he was difficult to find on the field in preseason.
Tight end Fontel Mines, who spent last season on the practice squad before a brief promotion to the 53-man roster at the end of the season, has also been told he will be placed on waivers.
That leaves six cuts unknown. Stay tuned.