Bears release veterans Eddie Royal and Will Sutton

Nov 13, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal (19) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers won 36-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

The Chicago Bears made two rather interesting roster moves on Thursday, releasing veteran receiver Eddie Royal and defensive tackle Will Sutton.

The soon-to-be 31-year-old Royal has been a very productive receiver when on the field throughout his NFL career. The issue for him more recently has been injuries. Royal missed a total of 14 games to injury in his two seasons with Chicago, racking up 70 receptions in the 18 games in which he did play.

A former second-round pick of the Broncos back in 2008, Royal’s best season came with Jay Cutler tossing him the rock as a rookie that year. In all, he tallied 91 receptions for 980 yards as a first-year player.

As it relates to Sutton, he has been a part-time starter for Chicago since the team made him a mid-round pick from Arizona State in 2014. He put up 60 tackles and seven passes defended in three seasons with the Bears.

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Vincent Frank

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