6 Bears Cap Casualty Cuts to Save Over $25 Million This Offseason

The Chicago Bears have a chance to save a bunch of money this offseason

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4. Velus Jones Jr., WR/KR

The Chicago Bears will almost undoubtedly be giving the wide receiver position an overhaul for the 2024 season. Aside from DJ Moore (an extension candidate this offseason, another move that could save the Bears a ton of 2024 salary cap space), the Bears don't really have a ton of defined pieces at one of the game's most important positions.

Darnell Mooney is a free agent. Equanimeous St. Brown was not a good acquisition and is also a free agent.

The other major question mark right now is 2022 third-round pick Velus Jones Jr., who has yet to emerge as a strong option at either receiver or in the return game. And that really doesn't bode well for his roster chances going forward.

The Bears could save nearly $1 million by cutting bait with Jones, who has a salary cap hit of just under $1.5 million this year. Even though he's only entering his third NFL season, Jones is already going to turn 27 this offseason.

And in the near future, he could very well be looking for work. I don't know if the Bears are going to be super patient with Jones going forward, and he hasn't really given them any reason to be.