Chicago Bears: 5 Players on the current roster still at risk of being cut

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The Chicago Bears are making moves and it seems most fans are not happy with the direction the team is going in. This is understandable, but we need to take a step back, maybe breathe a little and wait for things to shake out fully.

After the first day of roster cuts, the Chicago Bears had seven inside linebackers and only four cornerbacks. The team also only had five wide receivers. These quantities at these positions seemed a little odd — especially at the cornerback position. However, had we known the inside information about Danny Trevathan’s knee injury and the fact he was being placed on injured reserve, then these numbers would not have seemed as strange.

Even I find myself reacting immediately to these moves despite knowing these things happen every year. Once the Chicago Bears placed Trevathan on injured reserve, it allowed them to bring back a player who was not eligible for waivers. The player they brought back was cornerback, Artie Burns.

The Chicago Bears active roster is fluid and guys could still lose their spots

Next up was the corresponding move of placing Teven Jenkins on injured reserve. This is somewhat good news because it allows Jenkins to return before the end of the season and the Chicago Bears were able to add yet another veteran free agent who was not eligible for waivers. This was yet another cornerback — Marqui Christian.

Even the current 53-man roster is not likely to be the final roster when the Chicago Bears head to Los Angeles to take on the Rams in their season-opener. A multitude of things could happen. Maybe someone finally trades for Nick Foles. It is unfortunate, but an injury could occur, or maybe the front office decides there are better free agents available than who they have at the backend of the current roster. Here are five players still in jeopardy of losing their job.