Bears Rumors: 3 players team must keep at trade deadline

The Bears should be active if the value is right, but these three players should remain

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The Chicago Bears appear to be headed for another season of misery. At 1-5, they are trending toward the same place they ended last season.

The Bears could get the first and second overall picks in next year's draft, which would present them with a multitude of opportunities.

Speaking of opportunities, the Bears also have plenty of trade scenarios in front of them before the October 31 deadline. However, they should keep these three players at the end of the day.

1. Teven Jenkins, G

To this point, there hasn't been any indication that the Bears would entertain an offer for young guard Teven Jenkins, but with a team that's headed the direction Chicago is, you never know which players teams will call about.

Jenkins is arguably the team's best offensive lineman and still has another year left on his deal. He's an absolute building block for this team, regardless of who is head coach, general manager or even quarterback.

It would take a heck of an offer for the Bears to give up Jenkins, which might have sounded funny a little over a year ago when his future looked to be up in the air with Chicago. But, he's looked like every bit of what the Bears drafted him to be: an aggressive, physical blocker who finishes each snap and excels in both run and pass situations.

The Bears need to hang onto him, unless an offer comes through that's too good to pass up.