The Chicago Bears can save $12 million against cap by cutting these players

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The Chicago Bears can save $2.25 million by cutting Tarik Cohen

The Bears are set at running back going forward. Tarik Cohen has not played footballl in a year and a half at this point. By the time the season rolls around, it will have been nearly two years since his last NFL game.

No one really knows what is going on with Cohen. Of course, his health is priority number one. Everyone hopes he can return to the field, for his sake. But, with the Bears? That’s a different story.

The Bears have David Montgomery and second-year pro Khalil Herbert firmly in the mix for the 2022 season, with Montgomery getting the bulk of the carries.

Not only is running back set, but so is the return specialist position — at least, assuming the Bears bring back All Pro Jakeem Grant. Cohen’s jobs have seemingly vanished before his eyes.

If Chicago can save over $2 million by cutting a guy who, by some accounts, could be a third-string running back, then they should do it. Sure, Cohen had been a fan favorite and a hilarious personality. He’s likable. But, keeping him may not be what’s best for the Bears at this point.