Chicago Bears: Potential cut candidates that the team should sign

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With training camp looming on the horizon, teams are preparing to trim their rosters after evaluating the talent they have throughout camp. Veterans are eager to show they still have something left in the tank and young players are hoping to demonstrate their potential. There are always surprise cuts that end up creating a decently talented free agent pool. The Chicago Bears could look to improve their team by adding a few of the names that end up being cut.

The Chicago Bears can use post-camp cuts to their advantage

NFL Nation put out an article on about a potential cut candidate for each team post-training camp. There are plenty of interesting names there and several players that could provide good depth for the Bears. Whether it is a young player that did not show the coaches enough to be kept on the roster or a veteran who needs a new home, there are some great potential pickups for the Chicago Bears if some of these players do get cut.

Mack Wilson, LB – Cleveland Browns

Coming out of Alabama, Mack Wilson had a lot of hype, and rightfully so. He has shown promise in his first couple of years in the league, but injuries and lackluster play at times have led some to question how much longer he will be in Cleveland. The Browns just brought in Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah who also plays weakside linebacker. Wilson is likely above the rookie on the depth chart, but he has little room for error.

If Wilson does not show out at camp, he can potentially get the boot. His potential is still there, so if the Bears were able to scoop him up it would provide great depth at inside linebacker as well as give the team a possible Danny Trevathan replacement.

Wilson is better suited in a 4-3 scheme as an outside linebacker, but he can play inside as well. He and Roquan Smith could end up being a great one-two punch in the middle of the defense. The Bears should look to add Mack Wilson if he does get released after training camp.