The Bears have informed running back Chester Taylor that he will be released, according to a league source.
Taylor, surely, isn't shattered up about it.
"I don't wonder or doubt," Taylor said Saturday night in Nashville. "I'm just going to do what I do: practice and work hard. And whatever they do, they're going to do. I can't control it."
Taylor was disappointed that he dressed for Saturday's game against the Tennessee Titans.
"I practiced all week, thinking I'm going to play today. So, they could have gave me the heads up sooner," he said.
Taylor also said he didn't believe he got a chance to prove himself, considering his limited snaps in the other two preseason games.
On his Twitter account, Taylor's agent Ken Sarnoff wrote: "Lovie Smith told Chester Taylor this morning that he Is being released.
"Chester thanks the Bears and their fans and wishes them well."
Although Marion Barber left Saturday's game early with a calf injury, he had made a strong impression in training camp and in the two preseason games. Kahlil Bell has also produced, although he's important because he is important on special teams.
Taylor was signed to a four-year, $12 million contract last year that included $7 million in guarantees. But Taylor averaged a career-low 2.4 yards per carry.
Taylor was signed on the first day of free agency, alongside defensive end Julius Peppers and tight end Brandon Manumaleuna. But, after just one season, two of those players are no longer on the roster.