Vernon Gholston, cut by the Bears

Normally, this would go into a “In Case You Missed It” post, but since Vernon Gholston is a member of the MotSaG Mount Rushmore, he gets his own post. Even when it’s bad news:

The Chicago Bears have waived defensive end Vernon Gholston…

Drafted sixth overall by the New York Jets in 2008, Gholston was released in March after failing to record a sack in three seasons. He appeared in three preseason games with the Bears.

Don’t shed too many tears for the human flotation device, though (emphasis mine):

In an attempt to salvage Gholston’s career, the Jets moved him to defensive end before last season, but that didn’t work out either. He was so far down in the depth chart he was declared inactive for all three playoff games, sealing his fate. He made $20 million in guarantees from the Jets.

Here’s to hoping the Brownies take a flyer on Gholston and bring him home. And if not, we’ll always have this.


  1. As a Bear fan and a VG fan this saddens me greatly. Then I see he made 20 mill from the NYJ and I feel less bad for him.

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