4 Former Bears Who Still Can't find a Job in 2024 Free Agency

As the 2024 NFL free agency period continues, these four former Chicago Bears are struggling to find a new employer.

WR Equanimeous St. Brown is one former Bear who's struggling to find a new job.
WR Equanimeous St. Brown is one former Bear who's struggling to find a new job. / Jenna Watson/IndyStar / USA TODAY
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A big part of the NFL offseason experience is watching your favorite team sign free agents. The Chicago Bears aren't an exception to that, having brought in the likes of Gerald Everett, Kevin Byard, and D'Andre Swift via free agency over the last few weeks in hopes of a playoff return next season.

At the same time, new faces being brought in wouldn't be possible if the Bears didn't also show certain individuals the door. While some of those ex-Chicago players have already found new jobs, others are struggling to find a new employer who's willing to roll the dice on them.

With that in mind, here are four former Bears who are having a tough time finding a new team.

1. WR Equanimeous St. Brown

A former 2018 sixth-round pick by the rival Green Bay Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown is struggling to find a new time following a disastrous 2023 campaign.

Playing six games last season, St. Brown only hauled in five catches for 62 yards without a touchdown, marking the third time in five years that he's been held out of the end zone. The 27-year-old wideout now remains a free agent after finishing his Chicago tenure with 26 catches, 385 yards, and one TD across 23 games.

It isn't surprising that teams aren't willing to give St. Brown a chance. He's turning 28 in September and has yet to even hit the 350-yard mark. He's nearing the age where most wide receivers tend to have a big decline, so chances are we've already seen the best that he has to offer.

I won't be surprised if he's invited to a training camp that needs warm bodies, but I doubt he'll receive an actual contract until he proves himself. Given how his career has gone thus far, St. Brown might not have many more years in the league.