3 Pittsburgh Steelers cut candidates who could fit Chicago Bears
1. Joe Schobert
With Stephon Tuitt and Zach Banner, there are serious underlying questions that make it understandable why they would be let go. However, with Joe Schobert, it is much more about money than it is about play. The Steelers would likely be fine to bring him back, but they know they should be spending less on him than they currently are.
The Jaguars made him one of the highest-paid linebackers in the NFL back in 2020. He did not have a great year, and after one year on his contract, the Jaguars traded him to Pittsburgh. The Steelers took on the contract for one season, and he was fine, but injuries around him on defense put him in a tough spot.
Considering the Steelers can save $9.25M by letting Schobert go, it would only make sense to do that. While Schobert will not be getting that type of money on the open market, the Chicago Bears may have some interest if the market gets closer to $5 million.
If that is the case, this is a nice fit next to Roquan Smith. Smith is more athletic, but Schobert can stand in and make the bigger tackles.