National Football League
                           === Bears finish cuts ===
 Lake  Forest, IL  (Sports Network)  - The Chicago Bears established their 53-
 man active roster Saturday by releasing a pair of players and reaching injury
 settlements with three others.
 Chicago waived linebacker J.T. Thomas and wide receiver Terrence Toliver. The
 club also waived/injured safety Brandon Hardin, who will revert to the Bears'
 injured reserve list if he clears waivers.
 The Bears also reached injury settlement with offensive tackle Cory Brandon
 and defensive tackle Corvey Irvin.
 Chicago did most of its trimming on Friday when it released former starting
 left tackle J'Marcus Webb.
 Webb  started  44 games  for Chicago  over the previous  three seasons and was
 penciled in to start at right tackle in 2013 but struggled mightily throughout
 the preseason.
 Meanwhile,  quarterback  Jordan Palmer,  who started Chicago's 18-16 preseason
 loss  to  the Cleveland Browns  on Thursday,  announced on his Twitter account
 that he was unemployed
 "I  really appreciate  all the kind words  from the #Bears fans but I'm headed
 home today. Crazy biz but appreciative," Palmer wrote.
 The  Bears also  waived goodbye to fellow quarterback Trent Edwards as well as
 running backs Armando Allen and Harvey Unga, wide receivers Brittan Golden and
 Josh  Lenz,  offensive lineman  Edwin Williams,  offensive guard Derek Dennis,
 tight  end Fendi  Onobun, defensive  ends Aston  Whiteside and  Josh Williams,
 defensive  tackle  Christian  Tupou,  linebacker  Jerry  Franklin,  cornerback
 Demontre Hurst, safety Tom Nelson and long snapper Brandon Hartson on Friday.
 08/31 18:27:18 ET