4. Dylan Cole, LB
Another player signed to a one-year deal last March, Dylan Cole didn't make much of an impact in Chicago, either.
After starting in eight of 15 games with the Tennessee Titans in 2022, Cole didn't make a start in any of his 16 appearances this season. The ex-Missouri State defender struggled to make the most of his limited playing time, finishing with just four tackles (2 solo) while playing 332 of his 335 snaps on special teams.
There's nothing wrong with being a special teamer, but those kinds of players are easily replaceable. Cole just doesn't do anything unique that the Bears couldn't find if they turned to the NFL draft or free agency.
If he were younger and his ceiling was untapped, maybe I could see the Bears bringing him back. However, now that he's turning 30 in May, chances are we've already seen the best that he has to offer.
Good luck to Cole wherever his career takes him next. It just likely won't be a second stint in Chicago.