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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6. Travis Homer, RB

Just like the wide receiver position, the Chicago Bears could be shaping up to completely revamp the running back position in the 2024 offseason.

Khalil Herbert led the team with 611 yards in 12 games this past season, and obviously if the Bears move on from Justin Fields, another big part of their running game leaves with him. New offensive coordinator Shane Waldron will have a promising young back in Roschon Johnson to work with, but one player who could be on the way out despite familiarity with Waldron is former Seahawks running back and special teams player Travis Homer.

Homer signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bears last offseason, and finished the 2023 season with exactly zero offensive touches and zero yards from scrimmage. He hasn't returned a kick since 2021. Even as a "core four" special teams guy, the Bears could save nearly $2 million by cutting Homer and they might be able to easily replace his production in the later portion of the NFL Draft.

Homer does have history in Seattle, which could play in his favor with Waldron now on board, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Bears opt for the cap savings and the roster space here.

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