Chicago Bears: 5 recently cut players the Bears should pursue

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The idea of bringing in former Vikings’ defensive lineman Brian Robison has been on the minds of several Bears fans.

Brian Robison getting released by the Vikings raised a few eyebrows. Him being pursued by the Bears would be somewhat poetic.

After 11 productive seasons with the Vikings, Robison’s tenure comes to a close. He finished with 60 career sacks to go along with 13 forced fumbles as a defensive end primarily in a base 3-4 defense.

What is most shocking about the Vikings cutting Robison was that he has played there his entire career. It would suggest that loyalty is lost when it comes to football franchises. The good news for Robison is that he will not be unemployed for too long.

The Bears makes the most sense for Robison and vice versa for various reasons.

  1. Robison knows the NFC North in and out. His experience playing for the Vikings would help the Bears tremendously.
  2. Having another big and durable body as he Robison has only missed only three games in his career to shed blockers for the Bears’ linebackers would be a recipe for a top-5 defensive unit.
  3. Because Robison was one of the Vikings’ final cuts he may not want to move his family far. Playing for the Bears works when it comes to overall proximity.
  4. Robison, despite watching his numbers decline across the board last season still has something left. An opportunity to play for a team on the rise such as the Bears could re-energize him.

Going after Robison would be as natural as it gets.