Chicago Bears: Players who could surprisingly make final roster vs. Bills

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Cornerback Marcus Cooper

Once again, the story of Marcus Cooper is one that has been well-documented here at Da Windy City and I am sure every Bears fan knows him for one thing and one thing only.

The almost-touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers last season was an abysmal play that I am still trying to forget, so let’s end that conversation now.

The fact of the matter is, Cooper is a veteran cornerback with plenty of starting experience. Let’s not forget that he was supposed to take the job of one Kyle Fuller last year, before Fuller decided he was going to break out.

If Cooper is cut, I would not be shocked to see him get a job immediately after the fact. Being an experienced corner like himself, Cooper should not be out of work for very long. Now, is he going to go somewhere else and start? Probably not. But, he could provide depth.

That depth, though, should not be on this Bears roster. Although, for some reason, I could see him being retained. Why?

Well, the inexperience of other cornerbacks (like Toliver) on the team will definitely work against their case. Now, Coopers ineptitude is something which will forever work against him. It is a matter of whether the Bears want to go with experience or raw, unproven upside.

Next. Bears: 10 players fighting for roster spot vs. Buffalo Bills. dark

Thursday night will tell us a lot about this cornerback group. Hopefully, you are watching as closely as I  will be.