Chicago Bears: 5 potential surprise veteran cuts to pursue

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Potential surprise cuts the Chicago Bears could pursue: C.J. Uzomah

One spot on the Bears’ roster that’s actually turned into a strength in the last year is at tight end. At one point, the Bears were hurting a the position. It became a running joke that the Bears were stockpiling tight ends and at one point had over 10 on the roster a couple of years ago.

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Now, Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham have solidified the position. More than just solidifying it, Kmet gives the Bears a future here. He could develop into one of the league’s better receiving tight ends.

Still, the one type of player the Bears need is a blocking tight end. The Cincinnati Bengals could choose to cut veteran C.J. Uzomah and save $5 million in doing so, and he would be the perfect fit.

Uzomah is another player coming off an Achilles injury last season and he only played in two games for the Bengals. It seems like this could be an easy decision for Cincinnati after going almost an entire season without him. To save $5 million and allow Drew Sample even more time on the field as the team’s top tight end would make some sense.

Uzomah would certainly fill the need of a blocking tight end in Chicago, and even gives the Bears a little bit of a receiving threat as well. He’s filled in for a guy like Tyler Eifert over the years and has actually played pretty well when given the opportunity. But again, he’s mostly a blocker — and a pretty good one, too.