Chicago Bears 2022 roster ranking: No. 77 Dazz Newsome

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With the countdown underway until the start of the 2022 regular season, we are also going to be counting down the Chicago Bears roster from 90 all the way to number one. With that in mind this focus is going to be on how each player could potentially impact the roster next year.

We started at 90 and today we are number 77 overall.

Chicago Bears 2022 roster ranking: No. 77 Dazz Newsome

Dazz Newsome was a Ryan Pace draft pick. While fans thought that the sixth-round pick could make some noise as a rookie, he spent most of the season either banged up or on the practice squad.

Being injured and behind the eightball is what caused the team to go out and bring in Nsimba Webster, who wound up making the roster over Dazz Newsome. Newsome ended up being active in just three games, and he returned six kicks, with no production on offense.

While some fans will say that Matt Nagy wasted another talent, and now the new Bears coaches can bring it out, that is probably not the case. In most cases, the Bears’ new coaches will see seventh-round picks who were unproductive from the old regime and think the old regime did a poor job.

They were probably not interested in the player, to begin with, and want to bring in their own guys. The Chicago Bears do not have the talent at wide receiver that you want to see, but they surely have depth.

Beyond that, the path to the roster for Newsome is as a return man. Ryan Poles acted as if he did not have any return men on his roster this offseason. He drafted Trestan Ebner and Velus Jones who both could return kicks. Poles also signed Darrynton Evans, who may make the roster as a return player, and UDFA Kevin Shaa, who is going to be competition for Newsome as well.

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When you add in that Khalil Herbert can return kicks too, it seems unlikely that Newsome will stick around.