Chicago Bears: Potential cap casualties in 2020 offseason

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8. Conclusion

So how should the Bears go about trying to free up some cap space next offseason? Since the team needs to free up $25 million dollars, there are a few routes the team can take. The first route would be to move on Kyle Long, Prince Amukamara, Taylor Gabriel, Mike Davis, and Cordarrelle Patterson. Between those five names, the Bears would save about $30 million dollars.

However, a second route the Bears could take is moving on from Allen Robinson, Kyle Long, and Prince Amukamara. Between the three, the Bears save about $30 million dollars as well. So no matter what approach the Bears take, the same amount of money is still saved. Ideally, it’s fair to expect the Bears to take the first approach. The team seems more content with losing guys like Long and Amukamara than moving on from Robinson.

Although some may not want the Bears to move on from certain players on this list, it is totally necessary to keep more core players in place. Additionally, with a bevy of draft picks in 2020, the Bears should have no problem replacing some of the names that they are going to move on from next offseason.

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Time will tell who the Bears decide to move on from. While a lot will change between now and next offseason, in a league like the NFL, it’s never too late to begin looking into the future. The Bears are preparing for another significant year of roster turnover.