Chicago Bears Roster: 5 early cuts that could help Bears

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Chicago Bears Roster: Recently-cut David Sharpe would help the offensive line

Would you look at this. Yet another solid player cut by Washington, and one who could certainly help a position of weakness in Chicago.

Veteran offensive tackle David Sharpe was cut by the Football Team on Tuesday morning as well. The former fourth-round pick back in 2017 and former Florida Gator will likely find a new team fairly soon.

What’s especially funny about this cut is the fact that former Bears tackle Charles Leno Jr. is now in Washington, and Sharpe becomes a guy the Bears could add for depth. Right now, it looks like it will be between Elijah Wilkinson and Lachavious Simmons as the primary backup tackles, and Sharpe very well might be a better option than Simmons, at least.

Sharpe has started four games over the past two seasons, so he’s primarily been a backup tackle. However, there have been previous signs of life.

The Bears have to be active when it comes to offensive line cuts, and Sharpe fits the bill as a guy who has former starting experience and has been around a few years now.

Last year, Washington traded a sixth rounder for Sharpe and a seventh-round pick. They definitely saw him as someone who may end up starting for them, which says a lot. If the Bears could add Sharpe as potentially the last lineman on their roster, it would be a worthy waiver claim.