Chicago Bears: 2 recently cut players to consider

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Two veterans were just cut by their respective teams, and the Chicago Bears could use help at their positions.

Right about now is where you will want to keep an eye out for teams making even more roster cuts prior to the 2020 NFL Draft. The Chicago Bears got their primary cuts out of the way before free agency, but still more teams are letting go of some notable names as we speak.

Tuesday, there were two key veterans released from their teams which should interest the Bears. First to be released was cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Kirkpatrick had two seasons left on his original 5-year deal he signed with Cincinnati back in 2017, which at the time was an enormous deal worth over $52 million on five years. Now, he is left looking for a new home.

The second prominent name to be cut on Tuesday was veteran tight end Ed Dickson of the Seattle Seahawks. The 32-year-old only spent one season with the Seahawks, but with Seattle signing Greg Olsen and also having some future faith in Will Dissly, Dickson became expendable.

That begs the question: Should general manager Ryan Pace look at either one of these guys before the draft hits in less than a month?

Let’s look at each one of these guys individually and how they would fit into the Bears’ current roster and plans for 2020.