Chicago Bears running back Chester Taylor, a 10-year NFL veteran who's owed a $1.25 million base salary this season, openly expressed his displeasure about not playing in Saturday's 14-13 preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans.
"My running backs coach (Tim Spencer) told me after I came out for pregame that I wasn't playing," Taylor told the Chicago Tribune. "He didn't give me no reason or no excuse or nothing. It can't be from the competition because it's hard to get three carries in a preseason game and the other players are getting 13, 14 carries. That's not comparing anything. It's not from production and play."
Kahlil Bell had 11 carries for 48 yards in Saturday's game, taking over after starter Matt Forte ran for 74 yards on 17 carries. Taylor even was passed over after Marion Barber left early because of a calf injury.
"Yeah, I'm disappointed," said Taylor, who posted a career-low 2.4 yards per carry for the Bears last season. "I'm practicing all week thinking I'm going to play. Just for them to come out of the blue and say that, yeah, I'm disappointed."