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Iglesias inspired by Aromashodu's ascent

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Juaquin Iglesias, a 2009 third-round pick, was admittedly frustrated Saturday, when he was informed by the Bears that he didn't make the 53-man roster.

Iglesias could have joined the practice squad of any team -- and he had options -- but he chose to remain with the Bears.

"I already had time invested in, I believe in the system, and I think the system is good," he said. "I just didn't want to up and move, and just start all over, really, especially since I have a wife and kid at the house."

Iglesias said Devin Aromashodu has been particularly helpful. Aromashodu was originally a seventh-round pick of the Miami Dolphins and spent three practice squad stints with three different franchises, as well as a few brief stints on active rosters before the Bears signed him in December 2008.

Aromashodu emerged late last season, and he's entrenched as the team's third receiver right now.

"He's been through it, a little bit. I think it helps when DA's been through it, and he's being successful," Iglesias said. "He's just saying that he knows what I'm feeling and to be strong and patient."

Iglesias said it's the first time in his life he's been cut.

"Last year was the first time I've never played," he added. "It's been tough, man. I'm not going to sit up here and act like it isn't. But this is what the job is. You just got to work your way up, and that's what I'm going to do."

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