Bears waive two players before camp

Linebacker Joey LaRoque and guard Dennis Conley were both waived today prior to the start of practice. LaRoque was a bit of a contributor on special teams last year and the though early on was he might compete again this year.

However with the addition of Marcus Freeman via the draft and Pisa Tiniosamoa via free agency LaRoque became expendable.

With the roster moves the Bears are currently three under the limit of a total of 80 allowed for training camp. We do know this much one of those roster spots will most assuredly go to a punter for camp. Just some competition no worries on the Brad Maynard front.

The punter the Bears added was former Texas Longhorn Richmond Mcgee. Mcgee went undrafted and signs a one-year contract. McGee is a 6-foot-4 203-pound punter who averaged around 38-yards per punt during his career for the Longhorns according to

McGee was part of the 2005 Longhorn National Championship team that won the Rose Bowl with Vince Young as quarterback.

For in-depth discussion regarding the start of camp and the excitement moving forward check out the forums at Midway Illustrated.

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