Chicago Bears: Potential cut candidates that the team should sign

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Chicago Bears, N’Keal Harry
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The Chicago Bears could use some extra weapons on offense

N’Keal Harry, WR – New England Patriots

The N’Keal Harry situation is interesting now that he has formally requested a trade from the Patriots. He was supposed to have all the potential in the world, but his time in New England has been less than mediocre. Whether it is lackluster play or just being in the wrong situation, the once-promising downfield threat became an afterthought in the Patriots’ offense. After all the new additions this offseason, it could be a realistic cut for them after training camp.

They would obviously rather trade him to get some value back, but teams might not want to give up value for a player who is such a question mark. If he gets cut, the Bears should definitely take a look at him, though, because he could be the big-bodied jump ball receiver the team has been looking for outside of Allen Robinson. Harry still has potential and he could blossom in a new situation.

This could be a low-risk, high-reward signing for the Bears if Harry becomes available. The Bears did add some speed on offense, but with names like Javon Wims and Riley Ridley in question, they need someone who can go up and catch the ball, which is Harry’s skillset. It will be interesting to see how the Patriots handle this situation and whether they decide to trade him or not.

Steven Sims Jr., WR – Washington Football Team

After a couple of good years in Washington, Steven Sims Jr. did go through a down year last season. Drops and injuries were an issue for him, and it led Washington to stock up on receivers by bringing in gadget player Curtis Samuel and slot options in Adam Humphries and rookie Dax Milne.

This leaves Sims on the outside looking in and could end up in him being cut if he does not show improvement during camp. He is a versatile player who can be great in the slot at times as well as a gadget type of player.

Sims is quick and good with the ball in his hands. If the Bears suffer injuries during camp or they end up cutting some other receivers, Sims can be a great option because he provides special teams value as well. He could be a terrific depth option if the receiver room thins out after camp.