Just like that, Fendi Onobun went from bad to worse in the pass catching department right when everyone thought he was gaining momentum. In addition to Kyle Adams not playing much, an indication that he may have already made the team, Onobun crashed and burned with two holding calls and a deflections leading to a touchdown. It’s too bad, his physical tools say superstar, his production says otherwise.
Steve Maneri has played a large portion of the game despite my previous belief that he was on solid ground to make the squad.
Marquess Wilson, Eben Britton and James Brown, on the other hand, were given the night off. Wilson is a big surprise, though maybe it shouldn’t be since GM Phil Emery drafted him just months ago in the sixth round.
Brandin Hardin, like Onobun, failed to capitalize on his extended playing time tonight, looking more like a player who was afraid to fail, than the free flying, hard hitting safety the Bears thought they drafted a year ago. Maybe that’s just what happens after a season-ending neck injury.
Jordan Palmer looked crisp, even when taking into consideration the defense he was tangoing with. Trent Edwards looked hesitant, failing to make an impact in the passing game. Then again, his running back was Harvey Unga…
Gould continues his perfect pre-season, booting a 52 and 45 yard field goals.
Demontre Hurst had a very impress performance, but was it a little to late to break the bubble?
Cuts come before Sunday, quite possibly tomorrow, and I’m extremely intrigued in who stays and who goes. Check back this weekend for final roster evaluations.