Chicago Bears: 2 recently cut players to consider

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Chicago Bears, Dre Kirkpatrick
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Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick won’t command the type of money he did three years ago, but he would still offer the Bears a decent starting cornerback opposite Kyle Fuller. The 30-year-old has to be at a point where he wants to compete for a Super Bowl, and because of that, my hope is that he would come cheaper than expected.

With Kevin Toliver, Artie Burns and CFL free agent signing Tre Roberson competing for that spot, my belief is that Kirkpatrick would be the clear-cut winner if he were signed.

Last year, his season was cut short due to injury, but if healthy, Kirkpatrick is an above average cornerback, especially in man coverage.

From 2015 to 2018, Kirkpatrick totaled 49 passes defended, averaging double figures for four straight seasons. He is also sneaky when it comes to stopping the run, coming up with a handful of tackles for loss throughout his career.

At this stage, before the draft comes, Pace could solidify the cornerback position and not feel obligated to take one in the second round this year. To sign Kirkpatrick, Pace would have to move some money around by extending Allen Robinson and maybe restructuring another deal or two. But, those moves are expected to happen anyway.

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So, what are your thoughts? Do you want Dickson or Kirkpatrick in Chicago? Let us know below.