6 players the Bears were right to cut ties with this offseason

Some of these guys were definitely well-liked, but the Bears made the right call.
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The 2024 offseason was full of movement for this Chicago Bears team.

And now that the schedule is officially out, fans can get even more excited over the possibilities this roster now presents the league with.

Over the course of the past several months, we have seen players come in and players go out, and for the most part, Ryan Poles has made the right calls.

When it comes to the veterans Chicago cut ties with, who were they right to show the door?

The Bears made the right call by parting ways with these veterans

Eddie Jackson, S

Bears fans know the team has been needing to move on from Eddie Jackson for a couple of years now. The level of effort has been unacceptable from Jackson for a solid two or three seasons. He was well-liked, but his play diminished significantly after he received that big extension back in 2020.

Now, Chicago will be relying on Kevin Byard, a former All Pro, to fill his shoes. Eagles fans weren't too impressed with Byard last year, but their defense as a whole was not in good shape. In Chicago, Byard should fit in well.

Cody Whitehair, G/C

Speaking of veterans who saw their play take a step back over time, Cody Whitehair's time in Chicago was up. That's the easiest way to put it. He had given the Bears several good seasons and had been versatile, playing both interior spots on the line. But, his level of play just wasn't up to snuff.

Hopefully, between Coleman Shelton and Ryan Bates, the Bears can figure out a good option at center, with Nate Davis and Teven Jenkins manning the guard spots.