The Chicago Bears should consider cutting these players in 2022

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Chicago Bears, Eddie Goldman
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The Chicago Bears must consider cutting Eddie Goldman

This team was without Eddie Goldman in 2020 and well, he has not been finding his way on that stat sheet this year either. If we go back to 2018, Goldman saw a snap count percentage of 53 percent. That was down from the 61 percent he saw in 2017. The team likes to rotate their linemen in and out to keep them fresh, but over the last two of his seasons, 2019 and currently 2021, Goldman saw 46% and 45% of the defenses’ snaps.

The thing about all of this though is that his snap count would not matter much if he was providing anything productive other than taking on blocks. I understand the importance of this, but in 2022, Goldman is scheduled to earn $11.8 million dollars. Should Goldman remain on the roster, he would be the fifth-highest paid player on the team.

In 2017 and 2018, Goldman averaged nearly three tackles per game. This season he is on pace for only one tackle per game. I’m sorry, but that kind of production is not worth that kind of money. The team can cut Goldman and save $6.6 million or if they designate the cut a Post-June 1 cut, then they can save $9.2 million. The team is estimated to have roughly $50 million in salary cap space, but with all of their needs, it’s best to have as much cap space as possible.