The Chicago Bears decided to take a chance on former first-round pick Vernon Gholston following his release from the New York Jets and so far he hasn’t managed to many heads throughout the preseason.
Gholston addressed his time New York last night by mentioning that he felt as though he wasn’t given a “fair chance” from Rex Ryan and the Jets.
“My concern was to make the NY Jets a better defense . . . not just one player,” Ryan responded to Gholston’s comments, via the New York Daily News. “I’m confused because I think I’m fair.”
So far his time with the Bears has been just as unspectacular.
“The former Jets’ first-round pick showed off little more than a chiseled physique during three weeks at Olivet Nazarene University,” writes Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
Chicago Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo has already said that the teams third defensive end spot “concern” now that Corey Wooten is out with an injury and the team has been giving Mario Addison and Nick Reed more playing time than Gholston did in last nights game against the Giants.
It’s hard to see a scenario where Gholston stays with the Bears other than another key injury.