Buster Skrine missed the final five games of his NFL season with a concussion. All injuries are sad, but that is flat out scary. Skrine was signed with a history of concussions on other teams, and he is known to be a physical slot corner who sticks his head in the run game.
On the field, teams attacked Skrine as they feared Jaylon Johnson and Kyle Fuller. Off of the field, he can save the Bears about $3 million if let go, and if he missed that much time, including a playoff game with another concussion, he should be pondering the future himself.
So, the Chicago Bears are down a slot corner. They got to see an extended look at Duke Shelley, and while he was not awful, there were enough downs to his play. They also got to see Kindle Vildor, a rookie who stepped in when their other rookie Jaylon Johnson went down.
Vildor was raw as well, but the bigger issue is that Johnson missed so much time with a shoulder injury that pushed him to round two, to begin with.
Johnson has shoulder injuries, Skrine is gone, and Vildor and Shelley were part of the reasons teams like the Vikings and Lions moved the ball on them. They need a cornerback.