Chicago Bears current cap situation and how they can fix it

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Some players could be cut as well to open up cap space

The Bears already got started on this by cutting Buster Skrine and Bobby Massie, but there are even more candidates the Bears can cut to open up more space. It won’t be easy, but the Bears can dump off some failed players while additionally getting bad players out. They likely will have to make some difficult cuts as well.

  • Charles Leno, OT — $6.2 million
  • Jimmy Graham, TE — $7 million
  • Anthony Miller, WR — $1.2 million
  • Joel Iyiegbuniwe, ILB — $920k
  • Javon Wims, WR — $920k

Repeating myself again, but I am not calling for all of these guys to be cut. Releasing some of these players though can open up more cap space and will allow the Bears to add more to their space by getting rid of issues within the locker room.

With both Skrine and Massie being cut, those were two of the prime cut candidates given their current playing states as they both were aging and struggled the last few seasons. Massie played solid last season but didn’t play much due to an injury.