The Bears on Saturday continued cutting players in the effort to finalize their 53-man roster by the NFL's 3 p.m. deadline. Here's what we know so far from people with knowledge of the situation:
Offense: T Eben Britton, C/G Taylor Boggs, WR Armanti Edwards, OL Ryan Groy, RB Jordan Lynch, TE Jeron Mastrud, WR Dale Moss, OL Dennis Roland, OL Rob Turner, WR/KR Chris Williams, WR Josh Bellamy
Defense: CB, Kelvin Hayden, LB DeDe Lattimore, DL Lee Pegues, S Marcus Trice, CB C.J. Wilson, LB Jerry Franklin, DE Austen Lane, S M.D. Jennings, CB Al Louis-Jean, DT Brandon Dunn, DT Tracy Robertson
THE LATEST (3:04 p.m. Saturday): -- The Bears have officially announced all their moves to get their roster down to 53 players. Previously unreported transactions included the following players put on waivers: defensive tackles Brandon Dunn and Tracy Robertson and cornerback Al Louis-Jean. Safety M.D. Jennings was also waived with an injury settlement after hurting his shoulder in the exhibition finale.
WHAT ELSE HAPPENED SATURDAY
-- A league source confirmed that the Bears informed veteran cornerback Kelvin Hayden of his release. Hayden missed all of last season with a torn hamstring but was re-signed in March to add depth in the secondary. He entered training camp as the team's second slot cornerback behind Tim Jennings but had an unimpressive preseason.
-- Defensive end Austen Lane had his contract terminated. Lane lost out in a number crunch on the defensive line despite his contributions to special teams.
-- Wide receiver Josh Bellamy has been waived by the Bears. Bellamy had four catches for 78 yards in Thursday's exhibition finale against the Browns. He fits the mold as a player the Bears would likely target for their 10-man practice squad, assuming he isn't claimed off waivers by any of the league's other 31 teams.
-- The Bears informed reserve linebacker and special teams contributor Jerry Franklin that he will be let go. Franklin's exit will leaves the Bears with six linebackers on their 53-man roster and opened the door for the team to keep four tailbacks. Undrafted rookie Christian Jones gets the nod as the Bears' sixth linebacker on the roster.
-- Cornerback C.J. Wilson has been waived. Wilson had two interceptions this preseason.
-- The Bears waived receiver/returner Chris Williams, the speedster and former CFL star who the club hoped could be the sucessor to Devin Hester. Williams, though, injured his hamstring in the first exhibition game and missed the next two. He averaged 27 yards on his three kickoff returns Thursday against the Browns.
-- Undrafted rookie defensive lineman Lee Pegues was waived.
-- The Bears informed linebacker DeDe Lattimore that he was waived. The undrafted rookie is a candidate to return to the practice squad.
-- The Bears informed receiver Dale Moss that he was waived. The first-year pro originally signed with the team July 29.
-- The Bears' decision to terminate the contract of veteran offensive lineman Eben Britton indicates the club will proceed into Week 1 with inexperienced backups on the offensive line and three tight ends.
-- The Bears waived undrafted rookie offensive lineman Ryan Groy. The team gave him a bonus of $8,000 to sign in May, tied for highest on the team.
-- Veteran interior offensive lineman Taylor Boggs was waived. Boggs, a third-year, pro is a top candidate for the practice squad after being on the active roster all of last season.
--Undrafted rookie safety Marcus Trice will be waived, the Bears informed him.
WHAT HAPPENED FRIDAY
-- Undrafted rookie running back Jordan Lynch's feel-good story fell short of a fairy-tale ending when the Bears waived him Friday as one of five cuts announced by the team.
-- The Bears released veteran receiver Armanti Edwards.
-- The Bears released tight end Jeron Mastrud. Mastrud was a late addition to the tight ends' competition. He signed on June 23 after the offseason program completed.
-- The Bears worked out four long snappers last week. Pat Scales, former Jet and Raven, as well as Colorado State product Scott Albritton, former Florida State snapper Dax Dellenbach and Harvard product Tyler Ott. First-year pro Brandon Hartson currently has the job but has been uneven at times during the preseason.
-- Veteran offensive linemen Rob Turner and Dennis Roland were released. Turner joined the team Aug. 10 after the first exhibition game. Roland originally signed July 31.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun