Chalk this up to one of the most bizarre stories in recent memory.
I was told this morning that the Bears had informed running back Chester Taylor that he would be released. Later on, his agent Ken Sarnoff posted this on his Twitter account: "Lovie Smith told Chester Taylor this morning that he Is being released.
"Chester thanks the Bears and their fans and wishes them well."
Around noon, the Bears announced five players they released, to get to the NFL maximum of 75 players. Taylor was not among them.
In the Bears locker room, running back Khalil Bell held court for a few minutes, although he made clear he didn't know anything about Taylor.
Now, at 1:10 p.m., Sarnoff just wrote: "Here's a first for me - the Bears just called me and said they have NOT released Chester.
"He did talk with Lovie though...misunderstanding?"