Chicago Bears: Three players in danger of being cut

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Player Number One: Taquon Mizzell

Of the Bears final roster spot competitions, the competition for the final running back spot might just be the closest.

Between undrafted free-agent Ryan Nall and second-year back Taquon Mizzell, the two have been neck-and-neck all summer.

However, it looks like Nall has finally pulled away from Mizzell, with Saturday’s game being the final nail in the coffin.

While Nall had already been outplaying Mizzell in preseason games, Mizzell was viewed at as the more viable option due to his experience, and his ability to play special teams.

Unfortunately, Mizzell’s rough preseason continued, as he recorded just six yards on four carries, while Nall totaled 26 yards on eight carries.

If Nall getting more reps wasn’t already a sign of the favor titling more towards his side, Mizzell’s poor showing gives the Bears even more reason to feel good about Nall over Mizzell.

The only thing in the way of Mizzell getting cut is the fact that the Bears can place either him or Nall on the practice squad. Due to the little separation in terms of ability between the two, the Bears will almost definitely keep one or the other on the practice squad.

But we’re talking the 53-man roster here, and if it comes down to Nall or Mizzell, Mizzell is the clear man out.