Bears cuts begin

Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert

Roster cuts have begun in Chicago, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times. Here is a link to Biggs’ Inside the Bears blog, where he is compiling the information as it comes in.

The biggest names so far: Receiver Brandon Rideau, cornerback Rod Hood and linebacker Darrell McClover. Hood was signed earlier this week for cornerback depth, but perhaps the Bears believe they’re in good shape following the return of Zack Bowman and the expected return of Charles Tillman.

I plan to run a full list, with analysis, after the Bears make it official. The same goes for Green Bay, Detroit and Minnesota. Announcements could come anytime between now and Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. In the meantime, I’ll keep you abreast whenever big names come and go.