Tuesday August 26th, 2014

The Chicago Bears cut long time defender and special teams player Craig Steltz on Monday, according to ProFootballTalk

Steltz spent all six of his NFL seasons in Chicago, posting 73 career tackles and forcing three fumbles. 

The 2008 fourth-round draft selection out of Louisiana State University re-signed with the Bears this past offseason but was sidelined on the physically unable to perform list by a groin injury. 

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Steltz was cut as part of the league-mandated preseason roster reduction. All NFL teams must cut their rosters to 75 players by Tuesday, and again to 53 by Aug. 30. 

Steltz is a vested free agent, meaning he is not restricted from signing with any team. 

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- Will Green

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