4 Chicago Bears most likely to be in first round of cuts
1. Noah Dawkins
Noah Dawkins may be the toughest decision of all of these players, mainly because the linebacker room is so thin. Still, the emergence of Jack Sanborn, and a surprisingly impressive game from Demarquis Gates has the depth looking better today than it was not long ago.
Beyond that, Dawkins is another player who is injured. He missed the game on Saturday with an injury. It is one thing to miss the game if you are locked onto the roster like Kyler Gordon, but Dawkins is a player that needs every single snap to show what he can do.
He is competing for his roster life, and if anything, the team just saw that Gates is much more likely to stick around, despite being signed just a week ago.
The Bears should be wanting to get extended looks at these players in the next preseason game. That means that they probably do not need or want to see Dawkins as much as they did on Saturday. His injury and the movement of depth names at linebacker has Dawkins looking like a player who may not be on the roster much longer.