The Chicago Bears land a top offensive tackle in mock offseason moves

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The Chicago Bears must cut these players and free up more salary cap room

Alright, as I mentioned, the Chicago Bears have roughly $50 million dollars in salary cap to work with as they head into the 2022 NFL season. This is not as much as it sounds due to the fact they have very few players under contract. That said, it is still enough to make some noise in the free agency department.

With only five draft picks and none in the first round, the Chicago Bears shouldn’t need more than $6 million dollars to sign their draft picks. This drops the salary cap space down to $44 million. In order to free up some additional room, these players need to be released from the roster.

  • Nick Foles, QB – Saves $3,000,000
  • Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB – Saves $2,300,000
  • Germain Ifedi, OT – Saves $1,500,000
  • Angelo Blackson, DL – Saves $2,000,000
  • Duke Shelley, CB – Saves $965,000

By releasing these players, the team will save $9.7 million in salary cap space. This will put them at $53.7 million to start free agency when the 2022 league year opens next March. Will this be enough to fill out the roster with enough talent to actually make the team a contender? Let’s see the types of moves the team can make, shall we?