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Hass Makes the Bears, Others not as Fortunate

The Chicago Bears, in order to reach the 53 man NFL roster limit, cut 18 players yesterday. And Mike Hass wasn't one of them.

Mike had a great training camp capped of with a great pre-season finale Thursday that included a 9-yard leaping touchdown catch.

"It was just a case of a guy coming in behind the eight-ball a little bit and working his way onto the roster," Chicago coach Lovie Smith said. "Mike made plays every day [during training camp] and he finished up with a good last preseason game. That's the beauty about training camp. There are a couple of guys that come in and earn a spot, and Mike was able to do that."

However, others weren't as fortunate:

Seattle released wide receiver Jordan Kent (Oregon), tight end Joe Newton (Oregon State) and quarterback Derek Devine (Canby High School). Matt Toeiana and Justin Phinisee, rookies from the University of Oregon, were cut by Cincinnati and Kansas City, respectively. Dallas released rookie and former Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore, and Houston cut former OSU linebacker Trent Bray and former Boise State and Hermiston High quarterback Jared Zabransky.

However, after Matt Moore was cut by the Cowboys, he was picked up by the Carolina Panthers and placed on their 53-man roster.