Chicago Bears: 5 Bold cut candidates during training camp

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The Hall of Fame game took place last night and it was anything but eventful. Watching mostly second and third-string players go at it is only exciting for so long — especially when neither is the Chicago Bears. It’s great to have football back though, so I should not complain too much.

In regards to our beloved Chicago Bears, training camp has been just like the last few seasons — a roller coaster of good and bad. Andy Dalton and Justin Fields have both looked good. Dalton has been competent, even hitting deep balls over and over again. Fields has looked like a rookie at times, but each day of practice he has been better than the last. Plenty of people keep talking about how great his work ethic is and how he looks to be the real deal.

The funny thing about how everyone seems to be excited about Fields is that prior to the 2021 NFL Draft multiple analysts talked about how he had a poor work ethic. Now that he’s reached the NFL, everyone is talking about how great his work ethic is. He was even discussed during the broadcast of the Hall of Fame game despite the Bears not playing in it. All I can say is thank you for allowing him to fall as far as he did.

The Chicago Bears have had ups and downs already during training camp

Unfortunately, not all the news has been good news. Germain Ifedi has been out with a hip flexor, Teven Jenkins hasn’t practiced once this training camp due to back soreness. Add Robert Quinn to that list of players dealing with back issues — struggled with it most of last season too. With Jenkins and Ifedi sidelined, the defensive pass rushers have been in the Chicago Bears backfield literally every play when doing 11-on-11 drills. Sad. Very sad.

Let’s step off this roller coaster for a few minutes though and discuss some players who could be surprise cuts. These are not predictions, but more like bold takes. None of these players are projected to be cut, but I am going to make a case as to why they could or even should be.