4 surprise roster cuts the Chicago Bears might make next week

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The Chicago Bears are down to 80 players after they released five players ahead of Tuesday’s (August 23, 2022) deadline. The team will have a chance to see the players take the field in a simulated game week on Saturday before having to make the tough choices of which 27 players still need to be released to meet the 53-man roster guidelines.

Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus probably already know who is going to make it and who isn’t for the most part. My best guess is they know at least 20 players who are guaranteed to be cut prior to the August 30, 2022 (next Tuesday) deadline. There is a small handful that could come down to one or two guys and that position could be up for grabs even as late as Saturday’s preseason finale.

There are a few bubble guys who could surprise Chicago Bears fans if cut

Remember though that these players are auditioning for more than their current team. If they stand out enough, it could mean another opportunity with another franchise. Each team has to cut down roughly 27 players prior to next Tuesday’s deadline. Not counting the players the Chicago Bears are cutting, this means roughly 837 players are about to hit the open market. Will any catch the eye of Ryan Poles or Matt Eberflus? It’s possible that the team snags someone who is released and has to cut even more than the 27 required. Only time will tell.

For now, let’s take a look at the potential players who may be cut that would likely surprise many Bears fans. Not everyone will be fooled by these cuts, but if they happen, I’m sure a large majority would scratch their heads.