Bears trim roster to 53

The Chicago Bears have waived injured safety Brandon Hardin and

parted ways with four other players while trimming their active

roster to 53 players Saturday.

A third-round pick last year, Hardin left Thursday night’s final

preseason game against Cleveland.

The Bears also waived linebacker J.T. Thomas and receiver

Terrence Toliver and reached injury settlements with defensive

tackle Corvey Irvin and offensive tackle Cory Brandon.