3 positions Chicago Bears could add after the 2024 NFL draft

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2. The Chicago Bears should add a third tight end 

This is not a major need, but you would assume that the team will sign a third tight end at some point before training camp. As it stands right now, they have Cole Kmet, Gerald Everett, and Stephen Carlson. Last year, Carlson was the fourth tight end behind Kmet, Marcedes Lewis, and Robert Tonyan. 

Considering Shane Waldron uses tight ends more than Luke Getsy, and they paid up for a quality second tight end, you could assume he is not satisfied with Carlson as his third tight end. He is 27 years old and spent almost the entirety of last year on the practice squad. 

The team did not go out and draft anyone, and spending any of the resources that they had on a third tight end would have been a bit much anyway. Still, it does have them on the market to sign one. Preferably, they would be signing a quality blocking option, which would allow Kmet and Everett to be freed up as pass-catchers more often.