Chicago Bears Free Agency: 5 potential cap casualties to sign

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Right now is where you will start to hear of other teams potentially cutting players in order to save money.

It might be Super Bowl weekend, but fans of 30 other NFL teams have been openly game-planning for their respective team’s offseason for a while now — some teams longer than others. As for the Chicago Bears, fans have been outlining the perfect offseason for over a month.

When your team goes from NFC North Champions to an 8-8 shell of itself in the matter of one year, it tends to be easier than ever to figure out just how to fix what went wrong. For the Bears, they’re a team that isn’t far off from competing again very soon.

Whether or not you believe in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, he’s going to be the center of conversation for most fans. The fact of the matter is, when general manager Ryan Pace gave his verbal commitment to Trubisky for the 2020 season, he made it clear that the supporting cast has to be stronger than ever.

Like a few other teams, that is easier said than done due to a lack of cap space — not to mention, a lack of draft picks in this year’s draft. The Bears will undoubtedly cut at least one player (if not a couple more) in order to open up some financial flexibility.

They won’t be alone in parting ways with notable names. When other teams choose to do the same thing, the Bears could be a beneficiary. The tough part is deciding which positions to go after, if you’re Pace. It all depends on which names you see teams let go of.

In a fairly recent piece from CBS Sports, Dave Richard gave us a huge list of players who might end up being a cap casualty. From those, I came up with five notable names I think the Bears should pursue if they are indeed cut. We’ll start with someone who has found himself in the headlines as of late.