Chicago Bears: 5 Cut candidates to free up cap space

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Chicago Bears, Anthony Miller
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Anthony Miller | Wide Receiver

What Anthony Miller did in their playoff game on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints is inexcusable. All week, Matt Nagy and his staff preached to not let Chauncey Gardner-Johnson entice someone to fight after Javon Wims made his boxing debut in their first game this season. Miller even went in front of the media and expressed how important that was.

That didn’t stop Miller from throwing a swipe at Gardner-Johnson’s face. It may not have been ejection worthy, but he still did it after all week it was emphasized. To be frank, Miller has just not been worth the constant headaches he brings to the team from drops, to running the wrong routes, and to causing issues. He has seen his snaps drop significantly to even Wims.

Miller has plenty of talent, but they don’t need someone like that in their locker room. He should be cut for his actions and the Bears need to see what they have in Riley Ridley. Cutting Miller would give them the chance to play Ridley more.

Outside of Miller’s seven-touchdown rookie season, he has only flashed in certain games. Last season, he had his career-high in receiving yards in a season in which he caught 52 passes for 656 yards and two touchdowns. Cutting him at any point would only save them $1.2 million, but that’s still money worth saving for a guy who won’t cause issues like him.