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

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The Chicago Bears cannot afford to cut wide receiver Rodney Adams

After three preseason games, it is pretty clear who the better receiver is between Rodney Adams and Riley Ridley. We have talked extensively about Adams over the last few weeks, and now it’s time to find out if the Bears value him as much as they should.

When watching Adams this preseason, the one comparison I continue to draw is to his teammate Allen Robinson. Adams can make a lot of those difficult catches on the outside, whether it’s a jump ball or sideline catch.

Neither Adams nor Ridley would play a whole lot if they made the team, but keeping the better player means the Bears keep Adams. Next year, when Robinson ultimately finds a new home, Adams could have a bigger role. His connection with Justin Fields should mean something to the coaches, too.

Adams has been the Bears’ best receiver this preseason and, while most years that shouldn’t matter a whole lot, it just feels different with him. The plays he has put on film are undeniable. He’s a talented receiver with the catch radius quarterbacks love to have. Chicago has to keep him on the roster come Tuesday.