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Dec 20, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) reacts after sacking Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (not pictured) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Minnesota Vikings won 17-9. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Akeim Hicks

Chicago Bears have had a harder time accepting this one than Allen Robinson. However, Hicks is a free agent at the end of the season. He is aging and has a long line of injuries, and after the 2021 season, it may be time for a fresh start, not only for the Bears but also for Akiem Hicks.

The finality of the decision has come recently with reports that Hicks is selling his house. Either way, it is hard to see him back in Chicago next year.

Hicks is a bigger loss than Robinson because he came in during the John Fox years. He was there for the losing years before, he saw the winning, and now is back seeing the losing. It hurts to see Hicks go through it because he fought so hard every snap. He was not supposed to be an elite signing but was one.

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Hicks deserves a strong send-off from Chicago Bears fans. He fought through injuries, helped build the team, and was a leader on and off of the field. Bears fans can be mad at the situation but have to understand that Hicks will not be back and they have one more chance to pay him respect.