In a surprising move on Saturday, the Chicago Bears cut linebacker Mason Foster as part of the team's NFL-mandated roster cuts which brought the team down to the regular season's 53-man limit.
The Bears signed Foster in the offseason, hoping that he would add stability and a veteran presence to the team's linebacking corps going forward. However, it appears he was beaten out for a roster spot by fellow linebacker John Timu.
Foster started 54 games with the Tampa Bay Bucs before coming to Chicago.
Just 26 years old, Foster has amassed 243 tackles, six sacks, five interceptions and two forced fumbles in his four-year NFL career.