Chicago Bears: 5 potential surprise veteran cuts to pursue

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This offseason, the Chicago Bears took an unorthodox method to becoming a better football team.

It started with general manager Ryan Pace looking as though he was going to rip apart this roster. Cutting an All Pro cornerback in Kyle Fuller was not a move that resonated well with fans, and it almost looked like that move would be followed up with moving on from another defensive cornerstone in Akiem Hicks.

It’s safe to say that, in early March, fans were about to storm Halas Hall and force Pace out of the building. But then, Pace brought us all back in by moving up to draft Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft.

After the draft ,things began to change. The Bears had an incredible draft, even though they had just two picks in the first four rounds. Pace worked wonders in finding value later on, and now all of the sudden the roster looked a whole lot better in a matter of a couple days.

As the summer months roll on, the Chicago Bears could still find some additional depth to add.

Now that we’re into the summer activities, the Bears’ 90-man roster is pretty close to being set. But, they could still afford to add a few more players in certain areas.

The free agency pool has some strong names still available, and the Bears could opt to look into those guys. But, they might also find additional value by waiting a little bit and seeing if other teams surprisingly part with some of their more costly players.

The offseason is far from over, and Pace may not be done just yet. Chicago has a few spots on the roster where they could use additional competition or depth. Fortunately, there may be some teams looking to shore up positions of need as well. But, to do that, they’ll need to free up some cap space.

If the following five players are surprisingly cut in order to save their respect teams some money, the Bears should absolutely be interested.