5 Chicago Bears free agents least likely to re-sign in Chicago

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The Chicago Bears have plenty of free agents to debate re-signing, and we have been walking through the tough decisions between many. While most fans just want to get rid of everybody, some depth pieces can be a part of the rebuild. At the same time, some pieces are better to move on from.

Who are five players the Chicago Bears should move on from?

5. Chicago Bears can wait to re-sign Michael Schofield

We wrote about Riley Reiff and the possibility of his return. Reiff may be more likely than Schofield, but Schofield should be put in the same boat. Both of them signed in July, and at their age and status, both of them could be available still this July.

Schofield had a bit more rust to shake off than Reiff, it appeared. During the preseason it looked like his roster spot would be on the line. Still, due to injuries to Teven Jenkins, Cody Whitehair, and Lucas Patrick, the team relied on Schofield throughout the season at both left and right guard.

The one case to sign him is that he played both sides and he ended up being reliable by the end. Still, he was replacement level at best, and if his best attribute is just filling snaps, the team should be looking younger and cheaper to fill that role.

If the Chicago Bears go into training camp and realize they did not sign enough depth, or they realize a few of the late-round picks or UDFAs are behind schedule, maybe they will call Schofield. Until then, he should be waiting with Reiff.