10 Chicago Bears holdovers from 2021 who may get cut this summer

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Chicago Bears, Lachavious Simmons
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6. Lachavious Simmons

Most fans will not be disappointed with this possibility. Ryan Pace thought that he could piece together the depth of his line with late-round picks and UDFAs. He paid the price when Simmons had to start at right tackle, and we learned that he was not NFL ready.

One thing we have learned is that Ryan Poles does not like the way in which Pace drafted his offensive lineman. Poles want a different style of player altogether, and while it was a handful of day three picks for Poles this year as well, they were “his guys” and guys that are expected to replace names like Simmons.

Simmons has played right tackle, but Teven Jenkins is healthy and taking snaps on the left side. The Bears also added Jean Delance a UDFA, but one from Florida, so much more ready for high-level names than Simmons. They also added Julien Davenport, and Shon Coleman in an attempt to revamp the entire line. That could mean that Simmons is playing somewhere else in 2022.