3 Bears on the Trade Block After the NFL Draft

Which 3 veterans could be on the trade block in Chicago?
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It was an interesting draft for the Chicago Bears, who had two picks in the first nine selections. After that, they had three picks for the remainder of the weekend.

They made the most out of each selection, however, adding USC quarterback Caleb Williams at No. 1 and Washington receiver (and Green Bay Packer hater) Rome Odonze at No. 9. Now with their rookies on board, let's look at their roster and identify three veteran players who could be on the move soon.

3. Velus Jones Jr., WR

It was really tough trying to see what the Bears' plan was with Justin Fields under center. They finally landed D.J. Moore in 2023 and he began to show signs of improvement but by then, they already had their minds made up on Caleb Williams — knowing they had the No. 1 pick thanks to Carolina.

Before that year, they did next to nothing when it came to adding wide receivers, even waiting until Round 3 in 2022 to add anyone. And when they did, it was Velus Jones, Jr. from Tennessee who is more of a return specialist than a traditional wideout.

That's been the case for him as he enters his third season with 281 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns compared to 1,042 yards on kickoff returns.

Now with Rome Odunze, D.J. Moore, and the recently acquired Keenan Allen on the roster, there's no room for Jones — even with the new kickoff rules. Thankfully, they've done better with adding talent around Williams but they might be ready to end this experiment.