I talked to Jonathan Scott on Monday about making the team out of training camp despite his knee injury.
“This is my eighth year in the NFL, so I understand there’s a business aspect to it,” he said. “It’s one of those things you can’t control — but the thing I can control is what I do day in and day out.”
Tuesday night, he was cut.
The Bears terminated the contract of the tackle who started seven games and appeared in 12 last year. With the spot, they re-signed tight end Kyle Adams, who had been waived Monday.
Coach Marc Trestman said Monday the Bears never assured Scott he’d be safe before the cuts.
“We never had a discussion like that,” he said. “The discussions were more, ‘How’s it going? How do you feel? Is there anything we can do to help? Are you getting the treatment you need or the medical assistance you need to get back? How do you feel about that?’
Before Scott was released, Kyle Long, the team’s starting guard, said he and rookie tackle Jordan Mills sat next to him in meetings, and learned.
“Whereas some of the guys may be quieter, J-Scott will not hesitate to let you know what’s going on. It’s been a very helpful thing.”