4 Bargain cornerbacks Chicago Bears must still consider in free agency

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The Chicago Bears have some holes to fill still this offseason. Even with the additions the team brought in, someone will need to find a way to fill some decent size shoes at the cornerback position.

I will be the first to admit, Prince Amukamara was not great. You know he would get flagged for a pass interference penalty at the worst of times. However, for the most part, Amukamara was a steady contributor for the Chicago Bears defense. Because of a salary cap issue, the Bears had to part ways with Amukamara this season.

On the current depth chart listed by ESPN, the starting cornerback opposite of Kyle Fuller is Buster Skrine. Skrine is basically their third corner who comes in on nickel packages, but it seems ESPN has moved him up to start as the left corner. Earlier this offseason they had Tre Roberson listed as the starter. Roberson was a highly coveted free agent out of the CFL.

What is crazy is how ESPN has Kevin Toliver listed as the fourth corner and no longer the direct backup. Instead, they moved Artie Burns to that spot. This goes to show you how little these depth charts mean at the moment. At least it gives us something to talk about. Not to mention, it points out a major glaring hole for the Bears at the corner position.

I have no problem with the guys on the roster and I think Roberson and Toliver get legit shots at starting this season. That said, for a team that looks to be going all-in for the 2020 season again, Ryan Pace should not be happy with who is currently slotted as the starting corner. These guys are nothing but depth guys with Roberson and Toliver at least having some hidden upside. This is why, once the dust settles, the Chicago Bears should look to add one of these corners to the mix.