6 Bears Who Could Be Cut Prior to Training Camp

Which Bears players could be cut before training camp?
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3. Dante Pettis, wide receiver

If the Chicago Bears have completely overhauled any position on the roster over the last two years (besides quarterback, of course), it's got to be wide receiver. And when I say "overhauled", they really did a great job of bringing star power and talent to a position group whose #1 option just a couple of short years ago was Darnell Mooney.

The times have changed.

The Bears' top three at this position are now veterans DJ Moore and Keenan Allen -- who was just acquired in a trade with the Chargers this year -- as well as rookie first-round pick Rome Odunze.

Needless to say, Caleb Williams won't have any excuse this year when it comes to the talent at the wide receiver position. Even when you look at the depth chart behind those guys I've mentioned, the Bears have a second-year player they like in 2023 fourth-round pick Tyler Scott, and a couple of potential difference makers in the return game with 2022 third-round pick Velus Jones Jr. and newly acquired veteran DeAndre Carter.

Considering Nsimba Webster also offers something in the return game, it's hard to find a place on this team for Dante Pettis, who has contributed in the past but might not be a fit for this team the way it's currently constructed. Pettis, a former second-round pick, is going to have to carve out a key role on special teams and become a non-negotiable player in that phase of the game in order to stick around.

Given how much the rules in the kickoff return game benefit players like Velus Jones Jr. and DeAndre Carter, specifically, it's hard to see Pettis cracking this team and the Bears might be inclined to move on sooner than later.