Chicago Bears Roster: 5 players Bears can’t afford to cut

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Saturday night, the Chicago Bears concluded their preseason with a victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Rookie quarterback Justin Fields started this one and played through the first half, giving fans a pretty thrilling touchdown pass to watch right before the second quarter came to a close.

While the quarterback conversation remains at the top of everyone’s mind, it’s something that has already been decided by head coach Matt Nagy. Andy Dalton is going to start the season. From there, who knows when Fields will take over.

Meanwhile, outside of the quarterback spot, the Bears saw many other players step up and play well against Tennessee. A lot of these players are guys who were fighting for roster spots, and they made quite an impression.

The Chicago Bears roster will be finalized on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday afternoon, NFL teams must cut their rosters down to 53 players. For the Bears, many of the spots are already a foregone conclusion. However, there are a few areas that saw remaining roster spots up for grabs — even starting jobs.

While some positions having plenty of depth, like receiver and linebacker, other positions are a bit more worrisome like cornerback. For either one of those reasons, Nagy and his coaching staff are going to be in for a tough couple of days.

The Bears have some difficult decisions to make over the next 48 hours, but those decisions should not include cutting the following five players. Each and every one of these guys did enough on Saturday night to prove that they belong on the final roster, one way or another.