The Chicago Bears should consider cutting these players in 2022

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Chicago Bears, Jeremiah Attaochu
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The Chicago Bears should consider cutting Jeremiah Attaochu

Contractually, moving on from Jeremiah Attaochu makes sense. He was signed to a two-year deal worth $5,55 million, but most of that was backed into the second year of the deal and spread out over a couple of voidable years as well.

When Ryan Pace signed Attaochu, I actually thought it was a very solid and underrated move. He has some solid experience and was coming off a five-sack season. It turns out, we may not see what he can truly do in Sean Desai’s defense despite probably needing his help at the moment while Khalil Mack has been out with a foot injury.

The Chicago Bears had to put Jeremiah Attaochu on injured reserve after Week 5 for a torn pectoral muscle. He will be out for the remainder of the season. Should the team decide to move on from Attaochu, it will not cost them much in regards to dead cap. He is only due $800,000, which means the team would save $2.3 million. As the team is cleaning house, Attaochu must go.