Bears start the cut party

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
As you know by now, NFL teams are required to cut their rosters to 53 players by Saturday afternoon. Rather than one big announcement, this tends to be a drawn-out process in which teams inform players over the course of the next 24 hours before making any official announcements.

Our plan will be to bring you the news as it trickles out and then come back with analysis on each team when this round is complete. Keep in mind, of course, that teams usually tweak their rosters throughout Labor Day weekend as waiver claims are awarded and last-second trades completed.

With all that said, the Chicago Bears already have started the trickle. Chicago Sun-Times beat writer Brad Biggs is keeping track on his blog. Biggs reports the following players have been told they will be cut: Defensive end Dan Bazuin, fullback Lousaka Polite and receiver Mike Hass.