Chicago Bears Roster: 3 trades with Broncos to bolster cornerback

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Now that the initial cuts are nearly two days in the past, the Chicago Bears’ roster looks a little different than it did a few days ago.

Head coach Matt Nagy, general manager Ryan Pace and their staff have made some difficult decisions, attempting to put the best 53 players on their team. Still, there are plenty of question marks after the majority of cuts have been made.

The top two concerns throughout the summer months and preseason were offensive line and cornerback. While the Bears thankfully got healthier up front on their line, now it’s all about the starting unit getting time together and they will likely gel.

As for cornerback? That’s a different story. The Bears are still hurting greatly in their corner room. However, there could be help on the way if recent rumors mean anything.

The Chicago Bears may reach out to the Denver Broncos and attempt to snag one of their cornerbacks.

When the Denver Broncos took cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. in this year’s draft, they did two things. First, they made the mistake of passing on Justin Fields — which Bears fans will gladly remind them of. Second, they created immense depth in their cornerback room which they could now turn into future assets.

The Broncos are deep at cornerback, with Surtain, Kyle Fuller, Ronald Darby and Bryce Callahan as their top four. Denver also has Mike Ford and Kary Vincent.

The Bears, meanwhile, have Jaylon Johnson, Duke Shelley, Kindle Vildor, Xavier Crawford, Artie Burns and versatile defensive back Marqui Christian.

To say the Bears have a need at corner is an understatement. Denver has been receiving calls for their corners, so the door is open. If Pace wants to shore up the biggest current need on the roster, he should reach out to Denver and discuss one of these three trades.