3 former Chicago Bears players we’d like to see return in 2024

Could a reunion or two be in the future?

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The Chicago Bears will own yet another offseason in a row.

With the no. 1 pick in the draft, nearly $80 million in cap space and another first rounder in the top 10, general manager Ryan Poles is a popular guy. He's got plenty of work ahead of him, whether it be the draft or free agency.

With the latter of the two coming up in just a week, the Bears will have a lot of options to spend on. Could they choose to bring in some former Bears for another stint with the team? There are three specific names that could make some sense.

1. Leonard Floyd

Leonard Floyd is an example of a guy who, once he left Chicago, enjoyed success. As a former first-round pick, Floyd never really caught on with the Bears. As a rookie, he posted 7.0 sacks, but in the following three years with the team, he never surpassed 4.5.

Then, he went on to play for the Los Angeles Rams for three seasons, where he posted at least 9.0 sacks in each of those years. Last year, in his lone season with the Buffalo Bills, he tied a career-high with 10.5 sacks.

The Bears desperately need more pass rushers alongside Montez Sweat, and although Floyd might not be a perfect fit, he'd be better than anyone not named Montez on this roster. Floyd functions better in a 3-4 scheme as an outside linebacker who rushes the passer, rather than a 4-3 defensive end with his hand in the dirt. But, I think the Bears could still find plenty of use for his pass rushing prowess.