Bears cut WR Tre McBride


The Bears waived receiver Tre McBride. (AP)

Two days after he played more than three-quarters of the Bears’ offensive snaps, wide receiver Tre McBride was waived Tuesday.

The Bears, somewhat curiously, did not announce a corresponding move.


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McBride, whom the Bears claimed from the Titans on the eve of the season, then cut and re-signed again, saw his playing time drop after the Bears acquired veteran Dontrelle Inman — he played 26 snaps over two games — before seeing a whopping 43 snaps in Sunday’s 31-3 loss to the Eagles. Josh Bellamy missed the game with a concussion.

In eight games, McBride had eight catches for 144 yards. He did most of his damage in a road game against the Saints, catching three passes for 92 yards. The next game, McBride played only seven offensive snaps, in part because Inman was making his Bears debut. Afterward, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains was asked how McBride could be benched after his best career day.

“Sometimes statistically when you say he played the best game of his career, that may not match with what the coaches see on tape when balls aren’t going your way or how you’re getting separation vs. man coverage or other things,” he said the week after the Packers game. “We thought Bellamy gave us an element of speed that we needed that week. He’s always been a good blocker. Part of that thought process was we needed to stretch the field and he’s probably our fastest wide receiver.”

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