Chicago Bears: Three players in danger of being cut

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Player Number Three: Aaron Lynch

The Bears brought free-agent linebacker Aaron Lynch in to training camp on a one-year deal.

Lynch looked like a clear lock to make the roster before the preseason, especially with the Bears being thin at linebacker.

However, four weeks later, Lynch needs to fight for a final roster spot. After an ankle injury and then a hamstring injury, Lynch has spent little to no time on the field during camp or the preseason.

Even though Roquan Smith and Leonard Floyd, both linebackers, are nursing separate injuries, Lynch doesn’t look like a good bet to make the roster.

For one, Lynch is owed very little money, and even though he was brought in as a free agent, the Bears wouldn’t feel any pain financially as a result of cutting him.

Additionally, other linebackers, such as Isaiah Irving and Kylie Fitts, performed well in Saturday’s game. Both Fitts and Irving recorded sacks, building on generally strong preseasons in which both players have been able to stay on the field for the most part, unlike Lynch.

While Lynch still has time to regain his pre-injury form in the final preseason game, his status on the roster is no longer a given. The Bears could, and should, go with younger, healthier options.

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Next Thursday’s preseason finale against the Buffalo Bills will be telling. Previously mentioned competitions will be worked out, while the Bears will be able to get their final preparations in, even without any first teamers playing, prior to the week one showdown in Green Bay.