Bears part ways with Evan Rodriguez

Last week the Chicago Bears were “extremely disappointed” in Evan Rodriguez following a DUI arrest on May 31.

Today, the team was done with the fullback. Rodriguez was placed on waivers after the Bears found a replacement, signing veteran Tony Fiammetta.

The DUI charge was the second arrest of the offseason for Rodriguez, who had a blood-alcohol level of 0.17, a police source told the Chicago Tribune.

What’s interesting is the shift in philosophy. Rodriguez was more of a classic H-back, timed in the 40-yard dash last year at the combine in 4.53 seconds. He had open-field ability as a receiver and was a converted tight end after the team selected him in the fourth round from Temple. Fiammetta is a true fullback, so he brings a dimension to the offense that has been missing.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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