5 Chicago Bears who have gone missing this offseason

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Chicago Bears who have disappeared this offseason: Kindle Vildor, CB

Another corner we haven’t heard many things about this offseason since the voluntary OTAs earlier this year is Kindle Vildor. Vildor saw the field versus the Chiefs obviously, but he didn’t make any plays that stood out to me. The one difference between Duke Shelley and Kindle Vildor is that Vildor actually deserves to be on the roster still. However, I say this with hesitation too.

As it stands, Kindle Vildor is the backup corner behind Jaylon Johnson. We saw Vildor see plenty of playing time in 2021 and it did not go well. He showed some flashes in 2020 and even a few in 2021, but for the most part quarterbacks and receivers have been able to abuse him. This is one big reason why we saw Ryan Poles target corner early in the 2022 NFL Draft by selecting Kyler Gordon with the team’s first pick in the second round.

From what I’ve seen and heard from training camp, again, I believe Lamar Jackson has shown up more this offseason than Vildor has to this point. Vildor might be shown the door in 2023 if he doesn’t start stringing together some flashier practices and games.