3 Chicago Bears players out of a roster spot after the 2024 NFL Draft

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The Chicago Bears are likely done with the heavy lifting of their offseason after the completion of the 2024 NFL Draft this past weekend.

Ryan Poles told reports over the weekend that it would be hard to make the team's 53-man roster this summer and the roster does appear to have the look of a team that can contend for a playoff spot in the NFC.

With the moves that the Bears have made, they've set the expectation that spots on the roster will need to be earned during Training Camp and the Pre-Season. However, for some players, the conclusion of the draft also signaled that their roster spot may be in jeopardy.

Chicago Bears' players in trouble after the 2024 NFL Draft

  • Trenton Gill

There was some degree of surprise that the Bears, at the time, used their final pick in the draft over the weekend when they selected Iowa punter Tory Taylor in the fourth round. Over the course of the past two seasons, Gill has trended toward being the worst punter in the NFL, and Taylor, arguably, could lay a claim to already being the best punter in the NFL. Given how Matt Eberflus values field position for his defense, Taylor is a much-needed upgrade. Gill will undoubtedly be cut before the first game of the 2024 regular season.

  • Velus Jones Jr

It would seem likely that Velus Jones Jr is entering training camp as the sixth wide receiver in the Bears' depth chart behind DJ Moore, Keenan Allen, Rome Odunze, Tyler Scott, and Dante Pettis. While Jones could provide value with the new kickoff rules; it's worth noting that among the Bears' undrafted signings was return specialist Ian Wheeler.

  • Dominique Robinson

Dominique Robinson seems to have fallen out of favor on the Bears' defensive line and with the selection of Auston Booker, Robinson seems right to be a camp casualty.