Chester Taylor not happy after Bears sat him down
Chester Taylor isn’t injured but Chicago Bears running backs coach Tim Spencer informed him before kickoff Saturday night he wouldn’t be playing in the team’s third exhibition game.
No explanation. Just the facts.
Taylor is still seeking to find out what’s going on as it appears the veteran running back will be an ex-Bear soon.
“I’m still waiting to find out,” Taylor said. “If they are trying to see a competition, it’s hard to have a competition when I am getting three carries a game and everybody else is getting 13 or 14. That’s not really competitive to me. The only fair thing is to get the same amount of reps and opportunities and carries.”
Taylor, who signed a $12 million, four-year contract, a year ago is set to earn $1.25 million this season. That’s a reasonable amount for a 31-year-old veteran with a history of durability. Taylor pocketed $7 million last year and surely general manager Jerry Angelo would like to get a late draft pick in return for Taylor.
That’s one theory for why the back was held out. Another theory is the Bears don’t want Taylor to become injured so they then would be forced to pay him. Stay tuned.
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