3 Bears Who Should Be Cut Before Free Agency Opens

Which Bears players should be let go before the 2024 free agency frenzy?

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3. Velus Jones Jr., WR

It might be time for the Chicago Bears to call it quits on former third-round pick Velus Jones Jr.

The selection of Jones was not popular at the time it was made, and it's become a rather indefensible pick by general manager Ryan Poles as time has gone along. Jones was an older rookie coming in at the age of 25, so he's already going to be 27 this coming season.

Through two years in Chicago, Jones has 28 total touches offensively and just 11 total receptions. That simply won't cut it.

The Bears are expected to revamp their wide receiver room this offseason with DJ Moore as the presumptive WR1 going forward. They'll need to extend Moore, but someone like Velus Jones Jr. might find himself really struggling to find work if the Bears let him hang around on the 90-man roster, only to get to training camp and cut him.

The better option for Jones -- another "do right" by the player situation -- would be to cut him loose before the start of free agency when teams can bring him in for a look at their offseason program. Having a full offseason to grasp a new offense and special teams unit could do wonders for Jones trying to revamp his NFL career.

It just doesn't look like it's going to work out in Chicago.

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