5 Free Agents the Bears Must Let Walk This Offseason

After another losing campaigns, it's crucial for the Chicago Bears to make serious changes this offseason. In order to improve, the franchise must let these five players walk in free agency.

RB D'Onta Foreman is one of five free agents whom the Bears must let walk this offseason.
RB D'Onta Foreman is one of five free agents whom the Bears must let walk this offseason. / Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Darnell Mooney, WR

Remember how promising Darnell Mooney looked during the 2018 campaign? As a sophomore, the ex-Tulane wide receiver finished the year as Chicago's leader in receptions (81), receiving yards (1,055), and touchdown catches (4). At the time, fans couldn't wait to see what he did next.

Unfortunately, Mooney hasn't come close to those heights since then. Injuries have held him to 27 of a possible 34 games over the last two seasons — a span where he's caught 71 balls for 907 yards and three TDs. That isn't a bad stat line in one season, however, finishing with fewer than 500 receiving yards in each of the last two years has left a bad taste in the fanbase's mouth.

Mooney is now slated to become a free agent and it wouldn't be surprising if he isn't brought up. Despite how much he wants to stay in the Windy City, the Bears can do better than a struggling wideout who just recorded career lows in catch percentage (50.8%) and receiving yards per game (27.6) to go on top of his 14 drops over the last three seasons.

A fresh destination could help Mooney get back on track, which is why a divorce could be beneficial for both sides.