Chicago Bears Free Agency: 3 more candidates to be cut

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Before the Chicago Bears enter free agency, they will continue to make business decisions.

The time is near, folks. March 18 cannot come soon enough for football fans. It’s the start of free agency; the beginning to all of the madness. For the Chicago Bears, the madness may not be as eventful in 2020 as the past couple of years. But, general manager Ryan Pace might still have some tricks up his sleeve.

Just a few days ago, the Bears had an estimated $13 million in cap space with some of their own they will likely bring back and also having to plan for paying this year’s rookie class. Of course, at the same time, Pace will decide to cut ties with some veterans in order to open up more cap room.

Already, he has done so with two notable names. Just a couple of days ago, veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara was informed he will be released along with wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. In doing so, the Bears save another $13.5 million.

Whatever Pace’s plan may be in terms of using that cap space, there are a couple of areas which most fans are certain to be addressed. Both the offensive line and tight end position need major upgrades, and I have no doubt Pace will look to the draft and free agency to take care of those spots.

However, we could also be surprised by a move like, say, trading for a quarterback. If Pace tried to bring in a guy like Derek Carr, Cam Newton or Andy Dalton, he’d need a little cash to do so.

The team is probably not done cutting players at this point, so which guys could also be on their way out? I see three fairly obvious ones.