Bears beat writer identifies two potential training camp roster cuts

Turns out, everybody thinks the same thing.
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The Bears are in for one of the more exciting summers across the NFL. When the team reports to training camp in mid-July, everyone will get their first (real) look at, among others, Caleb Williams, Rome Odunze, and Keenan Allen. Maybe no team in football has undergone a bigger offseason makeover, and after some bleak years, the Bears are officially interesting again.

So, of course, we're all focusing on training camp cuts. Why discuss anything interesting if you can debate the very outside fringe of the roster instead! You don't really know a football team until you can accurately predict whether WR5 or WR6 will make the cut as a backup special teamser.

NBC Sports Chicago agrees, which is why they recently published the first of what will be 15,000 listicles about roster cuts over the next three months. And the options they listed, if you can believe it, almost exclusive include the handful of Bears players that everyone spends all 18 weeks of regular season football complaining about.

Bears beat writer identifies two potential training camp roster cuts

1. Velus Jones, WR

"The Bears believe the NFL’s new kickoff rules will specifically help Jones Jr. succeed this season, and there’s a chance that new wide receivers coach Chris Beatty helps to get Jones Jr. up to speed on offense better than former WRs coach Tyke Tolbert did. However the Bears wide receiver room is much more crowded now than it was in 2022 when Jones Jr. joined the team ... "

2. Dominique Robinson, DE

"Robinson is another mid-round draft pick who looked to be on the right track (extremely) early in his career. In his very first game, Robinson notched 1.5 sacks, which included one nifty move to get past 49ers star left tackle Trent Williams ... But if some player like Khalid Kareem or Jacob Martin outperforms him over the summer, the Bears could cut bait."

Suggesting that Velus Jones Jr. is on the outside looking in has been a go-to page view move for the last couple years, so I can't blame NBC Sports Chicago there. As long as he keeps dropping punts, we'll keep saying that he may get cut. And it doesn't feel like Dominique Robinson is actually that close to being cut, considering the current depth of the Bears' pass-rushing room, but Shapiro is around the team enough to know otherwise, so maybe there's something to it.

There you have it! Two roster cuts that may happen, but may not. Content!