5 Chicago Bears who likely will not be back next season
4. Angelo Blackson is ready to leave the Chicago Bears
Angelo Blackson must be counting down the days until he can move on. When he signed with the Chicago Bears, he signed to be a 3-4 defensive lineman with Ryan Pace as the GM, Sean Desai as the DC, and guys such as Akiem Hicks, Bilal Nichols, and Eddie Goldman as the top end talent.
This year, he had to change schemes, saw a GM with no investment in him, a DC that wanted to change everything he was signed to do, and oh year, all of the talents around him is gone, and he went from the fourth man in a rotation to a starter.
Blackson was in a bad spot, and it showed. After the first four games of the season, he went from a primary snap player to part-time. By week eight, he was not starting anymore. Then, in week 11, he played just nine snaps. From Weeks 11-16 he played 35 total snaps and was inactive one week.
Now, week 17 comes around, and they have him playing 35 snaps due to the injuries around him. Angelo Blackson probably wanted to be released, and get a chance to play for a contender in a scheme that suits him. Now, it seems like he is in the coach’s dog house, and they are going to make him play out the string in Chicago.
Angelo Blackson is a free agent at the end of the season. There is no way he is going to be re-signing with the Chicago Bears.