Chicago Bears: Roster issues no one is talking about

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1. Who is going to replace Prince Amukamara?

Here’s the deal: The Bears just signed Tre Roberson from the CFL and they’ve got younger guys like Kevin Toliver at the cornerback position. Roberson, despite having spent time in the NFL from 2016 until 2017 is still an unknown commodity.

Toliver, on the other hand, has shown flashes of being a future starter but hasn’t put it all together yet. Youth at the cornerback position isn’t the only reason the Bears may cut Amukamara. It’s also because he carries a cap hit of $10 million in 2020.

The Bears could move on from Amukamara this offseason and create nine million dollars in cap space which is a move that they need to strongly consider. It’s best to go into the offseason with Toliver and Roberson battling it out for the starting job opposite Kyle Fuller.

This is a move that isn’t just about moving on from an aging player, it’s about saving money that will then be spent elsewhere. 2018 proved that Amukamara could be a good number two cornerback in the NFL. However, in 2019, there was a noticeable decline in his play and he gave up a few big plays.

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Luckily for the Bears, cornerback isn’t a major concern but this is still one that is worth monitoring because one move at the position makes it an unknown outside of Fuller and Buster Skrine.