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

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The Chicago Bears can save $6.66 million by cutting Eddie Goldman

Over the last few years, Eddie Goldman has been one of the unsung heroes of this Bears defense. It’s seemed that, no matter how high or how low this unit has gotten, Goldman remains the same. He’s the steadfast anchor in the middle, always playing stout football.

Aside from sitting out the 2020 season, Goldman has been as consistent as they come at the position. He’s hardly gotten the notoriety he deserves, but has continued to play well year-in and year-out.

The luxury the Bears have, though, is the emergence of last year’s seventh-round pick Khyiris Tonga. Because of the rookie’s strong play at times last year, it appears as though the team could be fine moving on from Goldman.

This would be the biggest cap savings of them all, too, as Goldman would free up $6.66 million if cut. That would be a good amount of money the Bears could put towards a cornerback, receiver, safety or even offensive lineman.

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At this stage, the Bears have Goldman’s replacement. They could act quickly, and smartly, by cutting the veteran.