Chicago Bears logoChicago Bears

Bears' Release Veteran Corner Nathan Vasher

NFL Photos/Getty Images
Tyler JuranovichCorrespondent IIINovember 17, 2016

After some very below-average years were Nathan Vasher struggled to stay healthy, the Bears decide it was time to part ways with the one-time Pro Bowler Nathan Vasher.

Vasher had his best season during the 2005-06 season in which he recorded 39 tackles and eight interceptions. He would play in the Pro Bowl that same season.

"Nate was a great teammate," said Zack Bowman, who replaced Vasher at cornerback. "It was amazing how he kept things so positive even though things really weren't going the way he wanted them to on the field.

"The guy never took a negative approach to anything. He constantly gave me pointers, gave me encouragement and passed on a lot of things that as a young guy I really benefited from. Not only did Vash play some good ball here in Chicago, he was an extremely popular guy in the locker room.

It's tough to see such a likable guy go, but it was a necessary move because Vasher's numbers and lack of durability did not make him worth the $3million owed to him next season.

To replace the open corner spot the Bears signed former Colts' cornerback Tim Jennings.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices