Four players the Chicago Bears must cut immedietaly

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Chicago Bears, Jeremiah Attaochu
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The Chicago Bears should cut Jeremiah Attaochu

Next up on the cut list needs to be Jeremiah Attaochu. This might be a little unfair as Attaochu only played five games this season and was placed on injured reserve back in October. However, even with his five games, he didn’t do enough to warrant a return in 2022.

This season, Attaochu saw anywhere from 31% to 51% of the defensive snaps when playing, but during that time he only finished with one solo tackle and one assist. I honestly thought bringing Attaochu in would have helped the defense, but the emergence of Trevis Gipson played a bigger factor (this is a good thing, not a bad). While in Denver the two years prior, Attaochu finished with 5.0 and 3.5 sacks. He was signed to a two-year deal worth $5.5 million.

This upcoming season, Attaochu is scheduled to make $3.1 million dollars. However, if the Bears cut Attaochu prior to the start of the 2022 year, the team will save $2.3 million. Between just the first two people on this list, the Chicago Bears can save a total of nearly $10 million, bringing them to a total of $44 million to play with. This would put them in the top 10 across the league in cap availability.