5 depth players from Ryan Pace who could stick with Chicago Bears

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4. Sam Kamara

Sam Kamara was a UDFA following the 2021 season. With that in mind, he does not have much ground to stand on, but he could be a project that is worth keeping around. If there is one thing Ryan Pace was good at it, it was developing and finding depth on the defensive line.

Sam Kamara was on the Roy Robertson-Harris plan to be a player with inside-outside versatility. RRH went from a UDFA with Ryan Pace to someone the Jaguars gave severe money to.

If that is an outcome for Kamara, that is not someone the Bears should be pushing out the door just to bring in your own guys. Considering he is a UDFA and is only in his second NFL season, the Chicago Bears will have team control over him for the next couple of seasons, and he will have to go through restricted free agency first as well.

When you look at the depth on the Bears’ defensive line, you think that if Kamara can take a step forward that Pace thought was coming, he could make the roster. If Pace could give the Bears one last gem of a UDFA it would help Poles immensely.