The Chicago Bears should consider cutting these players in 2022

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These other players could also be cut candidates for the Chicago Bears

The three people on this list are the most likely to be cut in my opinion. They make sense financially and also based on production. However, there are a few others who also could be included on this list.

Tarik Cohen

I understand that Tarik Cohen was signed to a contract extension last year. However, after missing most of the season with a knee injury and still being on injured reserve due to that same injury today, Cohen might need to go. It helps that the team has the likes of David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert going forward. Cohen is set to make $5.75 million, but if cut would only cost the team $3.5 million in dead cap.

Angelo Blackson

Honestly, I don’t think Angelo Blackson should be cut, mainly because the team needs bodies and Blackson isn’t too bad of a player. He will cost the Chicago Bears $3 million next year, but if cut will save the team $2 million and only cost them $1 million in dead cap.

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Duke Shelley

We have seen Duke Shelley benched, work his way back to start as the nickel corner, benched again and then return the starting lineup once again. Well, he is about to be on the final year of his rookie contract in 2022. The team could easily keep him seeing he will cost them just less than $1 million. However, should they decide to cut him, the Bears would save $965,000.