Chicago Bears: 3 major roster concerns heading into week one

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The Chicago Bears made some frightening moves on the NFL’s cut day as the team brought their roster down to the league standard 53-man roster. At the end of the day, some moves came full circle, but others are still left hanging. The Bears made plenty of cuts yesterday that made fans scratch their heads from the reasoning.

Maybe it’s the fact that Pat O’Donnell is the only player now on the team that was not acquired under Ryan Pace’s tenure. Or, the media and fans are not seeing eye-to-eye on some of the players’ talents in practice and the preseason games.

Guys like Desmond Trufant, Thomas Graham, Dazz Newsome, and others got the ax from Pace yesterday afternoon. In return, some of the moves were covered with new signings, but others, as I mentioned, were not.

I mentioned in a recent article that Pace’s offseason trajectory has dived since the season has come closer and closer. You can read about my thoughts on that here. After cut day, that remains true to some degree. The Bears have a lot of question marks surrounding their roster. Whether it be the cornerback room, the health of the offensive line, or what week Justin Fields will take over for Andy Dalton, plenty of questions need answers.

There are some serious concerns for the Chicago Bears going into week one.

The issues that Pace and Matt Nagy have in terms of the roster will need to be figured out soon. The first game the Bears have will be against the Los Angeles Rams is a week from this upcoming Sunday.