Bears waive/injured Will Ta'ufo'ou to reach 75
The Chicago Bears made the final roster move necessary to get down to the 75-man limit today by waiving/injured fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou.
Ta’ufo’ou, who was on the bubble for a roster spot, suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee on Saturday night against the Arizona Cardinals. On a running play in the third quarter, Ta’ufo’ou was blocking cornerback Justin Miller near the line of scrimmage, Arizona defensive end Kenny Iwebema and Bears running back Kahlil Bell rolled up on Ta’ufo’ou from behind. An MRI showed the damage on Sunday.
The Bears are not going to utilize a fullback much in the Mike Martz scheme, but Ta’ufo’ou had been looking good in training camp, and there was no greater sign than the fact that he was on the field for the first snap of the team’s first two preseason games.
Ta’ufo’ou will revert back to the team’s injured reserve provided he clears waivers on Wednesday. The team has been reaching injury settlements with the players it waives/injured this summer.
An undrafted free agent from Cal, Ta’ufo’ou spent last season on the practice squad in Chicago.
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