Scout Analysis: Jon Goldsberry

The Bears didn't waste much time filling Tank Johnson's roster spot, claiming fullback Jon Goldsberry off waivers from Tampa Bay. Jason McKie appears entrenched as the starter, but can Goldsberry compete with the newly-signed Obafemi Ayanbadejo for a roster spot? Buccaneers expert Matthew Postins stops by with his insider analysis on the newest Midway Monster.

Matthew Postins: Jon Goldsberry signed with the Buccaneers on Jan. 17 as a free agent, went through all of the OTAs and mini camps and was placed on waivers late last week. Tampa Bay typically keeps just two fullbacks on its 53-man roster, and with veterans Mike Alstott and B.J. Askew already on the roster, Goldsberry was a victim of the numbers game.

It also bears pointing out that rookie undrafted free agent Byron Storer is still on the roster as the third fullback.

JC's Take: Like the Bucs, the Bears will also keep just two fullbacks on their final 53-man roster. Jason McKie was given a contract extension last season and is the starter no matter what, and veteran Obafemi Ayanbadejo has the inside track on the backup job mostly because of his ability on special teams. Goldsberry was a special teams standout himself at Purdue, but he is yet to suit up for an NFL game despite two years in the league and looks to be nothing more than a training camp extra at this point.

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