Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Bears waive Cattouse, work out three others
By Michael C. Wright
The Chicago Bears on Tuesday announced they waived safety Sean Cattouse. And, according to an NFL source, the club worked out safeties Sherrod Martin and Jerron McMillian, in addition to offensive tackle Michael Ola.
Cattouse appeared in one game for the Bears, on Dec. 1 at Minnesota after the club elevated him from the practice squad. Cattouse spent eight weeks on the practice squad before the Bears elevated him to the active roster.
A former second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2009, Martin worked out for the Bears in November. He spent four seasons with the Panthers, but finished last season on injured reserve due to torn right anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. Martin posted 199 tackles, seven interceptions and 20 passes defended as a Panther.
McMillian was a fourth-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2012, and played most of his rookie season in the sub packages before the club released him on Dec. 3.
Ola has spent the last two seasons in the Canadian Football League playing for the Montreal Alouettes, where current Chicago coach Marc Trestman worked prior to joining the Bears.