Chicago Bears: 5 players the Bears could regret cutting this year
By Ryan Heckman
The Chicago Bears could regret cutting Ledarius Mack this year
I am a firm believer in Khalil Mack being one of the league’s premier defenders, despite some thinking he’s had a couple of average seasons recently. He’s still one of the most fierce pass rushers in the game, and he has a large impact on this defense and team as a whole.
His brother, Ledarius Mack, is towards the bottom of the depth chart on the Bears roster. But, make no mistake. These guys are cut from the same cloth. The motor on Ledarius is reminiscent of his older brother. We saw it in college. But, in a tough spot with competition around him, he may not make the roster this year and again become a practice squad candidate.
If the Bears take that chance once again, they may not be so lucky to see Mack end up on their practice squad for very long. Pretty soon, another team could sign him and give him that shot he deserves. Even if it’s as a rotational pass rusher, the Bears should try to do what they can to give Mack that opportunity.
One has to believe that, if he was given an opportunity to take the field with his brother once or twice, the pure adrenaline and motivation would take over and see him make an immediate impact. Maybe that’s wishful thinking. Maybe that’s a plot straight out of a movie. But, I firmly believe Mack has a place on this roster and should be given that opportunity.