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Taiwan Easterling signed with the Cubs

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Taiwan Easterling signed with the Cubs

Per Corey Dowlar's twitter. Congrats to Easterling who was always a hard worker. He overcame injury and got paid. Easterling did not have a future in professional football, so baseball is the right call. It is highly unlikely he will play football this year. Taiwan had some big catches in his career and despite his physical limitations following the achillees injury, he was still pretty dependable. Easterling is definitely a success story. Easterling was not considered a starter by most, but did have an important role in the offense. Jared Haggins, Kenny Shaw, Greg Dent and Christian Green will all battle to fill Easterling's spot. The deciding factor will be mental ability, as Easterling's role was to find the voids in the zone and read coverages. Haggins is the early favorite. Of course, he'll be missed much less if Rodney Smith and Willie Haulstead continue to develop.