6 Bears on the Trade Block Heading Into Training Camp

Which Chicago Bears players could be on the trade block heading into training camp?
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2. Khalil Herbert, running back

There are a couple of key moves the Chicago Bears have made that put Khalil Herbert's standing with this team in jeopardy moving forward.

Last offseason, the Bears used a relatively high fourth-round pick on Texas running back Roschon Johnson, who was impressive in his limited opportunities. He racked up 561 yards from scrimmage on 115 total touches, averaging 4.9 yards per touch and 4.3 yards per carry. Johnson figures to be part of Chicago's offensive plans again in 2024.

An even bigger part of the Bears' offensive plans will be 2024 free agent acquisition D'Andre Swift, who is coming off of his first 1,000-yard rushing season as a pro and with over 1,200 yards from scrimmage. Swift, a former second-round pick of the Detroit Lions, played for the Philadelphia Eagles last season and was selected to his first Pro Bowl.

A lot is going to depend on health and what happens with the likes of Travis Homer, another roster bubble player, but Khalil Herbert's role on this team is rather undefined at the moment.

If Swift and Johnson are taking on the bulk of the touches, Herbert would have to play special teams to stick around. He hasn't done much of that at all since his rookie season. Entering a contract year, the Bears might figure they're better off giving Herbert a shot to make his money elsewhere. And certainly Herbert would be okay with that if the Bears aren't planning on giving him any touches.