There were no surprises as the Bears announced Friday they have cut 14 players to pare their roster to 65. But it's worth noting that running back Chester Taylor wasn't among them.
Taylor, who is thought to have been beaten out by Kahlil Bell, still has a chance to make the 53-man roster. He is scheduled to make $1.25 million this season, but that is not guaranteed until Sept. 11, when the Bears begin the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons. It's possible the Bears could keep Taylor, wait for the roster-cut dust to settle around the league and see if another team needs a proven running back coming off a tough season in a developing offense.
The list of players cut Friday: guard linebackers Tressor Baptiste, Chris Johnson and Deron Minor, cornerbacks Antareis Bryan and Ryan Jones, wide receivers Andy Fantuz, Onrea Jones and Jimmy Young, fullback Eddie Williams, center Alex Linnenkohl, offensive tackle Josh Davis and guard Johan Asiata.
The Bears have to make 12 more cuts by Saturday to get down to the 53-man roster.