Marcus Freeman Cut, no Practice Squad

Last year’s surprising fifth-round pick cut was Zack Bowman.  But Bowman was later added to the practice squad, got some experience before going on injured reserve, and now he’s a starter (until unfortunately he will probably be hurt again).

I don’t profess to know much about 2009 Bears fifth-round pick LB Marcus Freeman, but I know people were talking about him being the steal of the draft.  But it’s no more, as Freeman was cut and not made a member of the Bears’ practice squad.

Can anyone speculate on the reason for the fall from grace?

4 Responses to “Marcus Freeman Cut, no Practice Squad”

  1. I thought that was kind of odd too, for the same reasons. Nobody is really even talking about it. Weird for a team that typically sticks to their draft picks. Based on his scouting report it looks like he’s had lots of lower body problems/injuries and has trouble shedding blockers, so maybe at this next level he’s just useless and can’t shed blocks?

  2. Sad to see him go. Huber Heights best. I was looking forward to seeing him play at this level. I do hope that he gets picked up by someone. Best of luck to you Marcus!

  3. This is what happens when you have six guys that could start at a position that fields three. Seventh guy has to go. No room.

  4. Have to say I’m totally shocked. Have watched him play for many years and always knew he was NFL bound. I do hope that someone else out there in the NFL realizes his potential and snatches him up!! Of course, we aren’t privledged to know exactly the reasoning, but I do wish Marcus health and success.

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