Chicago Bears cut Eddie Goldman after failing to find trade partner

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After a flurry of moves over the past couple of days for the Chicago Bears, they have officially decided to cut defensive tackle Eddie Goldman. It was reported that the Bears were searching for a trade partner to take on Goldman but after failing to do so, the Bears did the inevitable and decided to release him into free agency.

It was an interesting Bears tenure for Eddie Goldman. At only 28, Goldman once looked like he was going to be a staple of their defense for years to come.

But after missing the entire 2020 campaign (opted out because of Covid) and dealing with injuries throughout 2021, Poles decided that it was best to let him go. With this move, Poles continues his housecleaning trying to free up as much money as possible.

The Chicago Bears have decided to let Eddie Goldman go to save some money.

While the Bears are freeing up a little bit of cash for this off-season, the majority of the money will be available and noticeable in 2023. Poles has positioned himself to go all-in next off-season where he will have a whopping 146.7 million dollars worth of cap space.

For this off-season, after all the moves made so far, they will have around 35 million to spend. While this housecleaning might seem surprising for some people, when you look behind the curtain, all these moves feel necessary.

For the amount of money these players were getting, they were not performing consistently enough on the football field to prove they deserved all of it. The Bears have now put themselves in a prime position to go all-in for the 2023 season and Poles gets to build a whole new roster through the draft and free agency.

For Goldman, he does become an interesting target for any team looking to upgrade their front four. Goldman is a great football player who is extremely talented when he is on the field. I wish nothing but the best for Goldman but with this current state of the Bears, he just does not fit like a piece in the puzzle.

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