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Nathan Enderle, Martz's protege, waived by Bears

When the Chicago Bears hired Mike Martz as offensive coordinator, they hired an entirely new way of thinking about offense. They needed players that were a fit for Martz's unique and quite possibly outdated system. They let Martz influence their personnel decisions.

This is especially true at quarterback. Martz hand-picked Idaho's Nathan Enderle, for example, in the fifth round last year.

Now that Martz is gone, Enderle is, too. The team waived the second-year player after its minicamp concluded Thursday. The move makes sense, and is a reminder of how drastically the Bears' stable of backups has improved this year.

Caleb Hanie is gone to the Denver Broncos. The recently added Jason Campbell is arguably the best backup in football. Veteran Josh McCown figures to be No. 3.

If Jay Cutler is hurt again, the Bears may not completely fall apart this time.

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