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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5. Lucas Patrick, C

The Bears' offensive line was the source of frustration many times throughout the 2023 campaign and Lucas Patrick was at the center (pun intended) of these issues.

While he didn't allow a single sack on the 953 offensive snaps he took, Patrick finished the regular season with an NFL-leading 11 penalties for a total of 65 yards. Not only did his 40.6 pass block grade on Pro Football Focus rank as the worst among Chicago offensive linemen but his 50.5 overall grade ranks sixth-worst among 37 qualified centers.

At the end of the day, Patrick just didn't live up to the hype that came with the two-year, $8 million deal he signed with the Bears two years ago. Now that his contract is up, it's time for the 30-year-old — who ended the season on the injured reserve — to bounce back... elsewhere.

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