Chicago Bears Roster: 5 early cuts that could help Bears

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Chicago Bears Roster: Recently-cut Matt Skura would help the offensive line

One of the surprise cuts so far came when the Miami Dolphins released veteran center Matt Skura after signing him just this offseason.

Skura started at both guard and center for the Baltimore Ravens for the first four years of his career after going undrafted back in 2017. Last season, however, Skura fell out of favor with Baltimore. He had some struggles snapping the ball and made some unforgivable mistakes in that department, leading to a tough loss at one point.

In Miami, Skura could have competed at both guard and center, but the Dolphins were more comfortable with rookie Liam Eichenberg and Michael Deiter at those positions, respectively.

Now, Skura becomes a guy who might end up finding a starting gig elsewhere. Or, we could be surprised again as the former Duke star goes unclaimed and finds a spot of his choosing, depending on offers.

In Chicago, Skura would probably become the immediate backup guard and center, with Alex Bars likely moving behind him. It would be tough between Bars and Skura, but the starting experience definitely makes him appealing.