Chicago Bears: 5 players who should be cut In next wave

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The Chicago Bears should cut cornerback Xavier Crawford

Talk about ripping a bandaid off, this one should be pretty easy. Cornerback Xavier Crawford doesn’t need to be strung along anymore. Unless the Bears plan on keeping seven cornerbacks, then Crawford doesn’t stand a chance to make the final roster.

In fact, the back half of the Bears’ depth at cornerback could all use some help and ultimately be replaced by another player or two cut by other teams. But, Crawford is one of the lesser-talented of the bubble guys.

The locks, at this point, are Jaylon Johnson, Kindle Vildor, Desmond Trufant and Duke Shelley. More than likely, Artie Burns will make the final roster. Sixth-round pick Thomas Graham Jr. should also make the team. That’s six right there, but then there’s Crawford and Tre Roberson.

If the Bears can get more out of Roberson, he could challenge for a roster spot. Teez Tabor is also listed as a safety on the depth chart, but can play corner as well. Out of all the players mentioned, Crawford should be first off the list.

A sixth-round pick in 2019, Crawford has been cut by both the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins. He has a total of six tackles as a pro and has seen little action. The Bears need more experience than what he can give them in a weaker part of their team.