Chicago Bears: 3 players that can help pass rush situation

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With one of the main concerns for the Chicago Bears at outside linebacker, who could potentially help fill the void?

The Chicago Bears are a week away from playing in the hall of fame game. That means the regular season is right around the corner. The depth at outside linebacker remains the team’s biggest concern. The good news is that general manager Ryan Pace still has time to address it.

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Currently, Leonard Floyd and Sam Acho are slated to be the team’s starters. Floyd could very well put up double-digit sacks if he stays healthy all 16 games. Acho is a nice player and he does things on the football field that sacks can’t necessarily measure. Still, you don’t want him starting.

Behind them are Isaiah Irving, Kasim Edebali, Andrew Trumbetti, Aaron Lynch, Kylie Fitts and Elijah Norris. Lynch is the most proven out of any of them, but he’s been hurt three times already this offseason. Once he returns from this hamstring injury, can he stay healthy all season?

Despie being a sixth-round draft pick, Fitts has shown a lot of potential rushing the passer thus far in training camp. Talent was not the issue for why he was drafted in the later rounds. Rather, it was his injury history. Well, that trend seems to have followed him to the Bears as he’s currently out with a shoulder injury.

If Edebali, Trumbetti, or Norris have to see meaningful time in the regular season, the Bears are in trouble.

The good news is that with it being the preseason, players on other teams are going to be cut and trades are going to be made. Who can the Bears bring onto the team in the coming weeks?