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Old 09-01-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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Chicago Bears cuts round 2

Bears | Cain waived injured
Fri, 1 Sep 2006 10:50:29 -0700

ChicagoBears.com reports the Chicago Bears have waived/injured LB Jeremy Cain.

ChicagoBears.com reports the Chicago Bears have released :
OL Travis Leffew.
S Jason Harmon.
RB Andre Hall.
CB Abraham Elimimian.
CB Dion Byrum.
WR Mark Philmore.
DL Delbert Cowsette.
CB Carlos Hendricks.
WR Craig Bragg.
OL Steve Edwards.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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RE: Chicago Bears cuts round 2

Cornerback Dion Byrum's stock on the rise
By Carlos "Big C" Holmes
Cox News Service
Monday, March 27, 2006
Ohio University CB Dion Byrum has been flying under the radar since playing in the East-West Shrine game in January, but all that is expected to change after an eye-opening performance for NFL scouts at the school on Friday.

The 5-foot-10 1/2 -inch, 190-pound defensive back impressed the scouts with his natural athletic ability, speed and agility. Byrum posted a 3.89 in the short shuttle, a 6.88 in the L-Drill and a 10-foot-7 broad jump. Although he was only able to crank out 12 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, he made up for his lack of brute strength by running a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash against the wind on field turf.


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Simply put, Byrum caught a number of teams who were in attendance (six) off guard with his performance. For example, he had to make three attempts on his vertical jump just to ensure the scouts had the correct readings - 40 inches. That's right, 40 inches on all three attempts. Now, you want to talk about mad hops, Byrum does indeed have them.

Byrum was silky smooth in his back pedal and didn't drop a single ball during position drills. His overall workout was solid and enough to make some teams take notice.

There are at least three teams, Chicago, Indianapolis and Tampa Bay, who could have their eyes on Byrum, and for good reasons. All three teams run some form of Cover2/Zone coverage, which would be perfectly suited for Byrum. In fact, the defensive scheme the Bobcats ran this year was based on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense.

Here's the skinny on Byrum. Byrum possesses outstanding cover skills, reads and reacts well to the ball, is very instinctive and has good vision. He also has good recovery speed which he demonstrated in the East-West Shrine game when he stumbled coming out of his back pedal and let the receiver get behind him. Byrum then made like a bread truck and hauled buns down the field to make the tackle.

He had six interceptions on the season, returning two of those for touchdowns. Whatever team decides to pull the trigger on this player will be getting a renaissance man. Byrum returned kicks, punts and was a gunner on special teams. Some liken him to former Pittsburgh Panther corner, now 49er, Shawntae Spencer.

Let us not forget that this guy was named second-team All-America pick by the Associated Press and first-team All-MAC. So, is this a case of a player being overlooked because of the program in which he played, or is this a case of poor scouting? My guess is a little of both, but when it comes down to it, Byrum's play shall speak for itself.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:22 PM   #3
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RE: Chicago Bears cuts round 2

beat me to it...I'd take a flyer on byrum..he's got to be better than craft.
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RE: Chicago Bears cuts round 2

Carlos Hendricks still looking for info on him but the name rings a bell
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:35 PM   #5
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The Chicago Bears re-signed offensive lineman Steve Edwards to a 1 year tender offer.

At 6'5", 330 lbs., Edwards started 8 of the 15 games he played in 2004.

The 26 year-old former University of Central Florida Knight can play both guard positions as well as the tackle spot. Edwards has started 24 of 32 games for the Bears since breaking into the NFL in 2002.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:43 PM   #6
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Carlos Hendricks
In less than a month the Bears have used free agency and the draft to upgrade the depth in the secondary. The team continued the makeover Tuesday by signing undrafted free agent cornerback Carlos Hendricks.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder participated in Chicago’s rookie mini-camp from May 5-7 on a tryout basis and did enough to earn a one-year deal.
Hendricks appeared in 46 games for the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He had 160 tackles, five interceptions, 19 pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

He will have a tough time making the 53-man roster considering the amount of talent the Bears have added in the secondary this off-season. Ricky Manning, Danieal Manning and Devin Hester are all locks to make the roster along with starters Nathan Vasher, Charles Tillman, Mike Brown and Chris Harris.

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Like I said-should be better than what we have...the bears were DEEP at secondary positions.
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:06 PM   #8
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that is why i liked the last article lets you know who beat them out. not a bad group at all.
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