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Bears releasing Riley Ridley, Dazz Newsome newest indictment of Ryan Tempo

The Chicago Bears that cut Riley Ridley are more of General Manager Ryan Pace.

With the Chicago Bears releasing Riley Ridley on Tuesday, this is the latest example of General Manager Ryan Pace gasping while designing wide receivers.

Ridley is now the fifth wide receiver designed by Pace since 2015 and either released or traded. He joins the likes of Kevin White, Anthony Miller, Georgia Bulldog Javon Wims, and Daniel Braverman. Additionally, after Ridley’s release, the Bears foregone rookie Dazz Newsome in hopes of adding him to the training team if he clears the waivers.

Pace has only been in office for six years, but he’s about as bad at wide receiver drafting as Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. Darnell Mooney is the only wide receiver he designed that is worth anything.

Ridley is looking for a new team after spending his first two seasons in the NFL with the Bears.

Riley Ridley, published by Chicago Bears, another design by Ryan Pace

Given who his older brother is and where he played in college, Ridley will be given another opportunity in the NFL outside of Chicagoland. While Pace’s job is safe for now because he traded to move in Justin Fields, Ohio, cutting Ridley is the latest example of screwing up a draft. Ridley was a fourth round pick from Georgia, but he’s looking for a new team in his third year.

Even with Fields in the roster, this is a critical season for the Bears. One could argue that head coach Matt Nagy has one of the hottest seats in all of football. His commitment to Andy Dalton over Fields is nothing short of astonishing at this point. Perhaps he will remain in good grace with the McCaskeys as Pace was able to keep his job after swapping Trubisky for Mitchell in 2017.

Ridley isn’t his brother’s player, but he was a Georgia fourth-round pick for a reason.


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