4 players on the Bears 53-man roster who won't last the 2023 season

The roster is set, for now, but some players won't make it through the season

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4. Andrew Billings, DT

The Bears signed veteran defensive tackle Andrew Billings this offseason to come in and start next to Justin Jones. But, they also drafted a pair of defensive linemen who just might overtake the veterans at some point this season. Zacch Pickens and Gervon Dexter had some bright moments in the preseason and look like a better tandem, overall.

Billings, specifically though, did not impress throughout the preseason.

Over the course of his preseason action, Billings earned one of the worst grades across the league via Pro Football Focus (28.0). He was atrocious. He looked slow, couldn't get off of blocks and was a complete non-factor.

Billings only signed a one-year deal with the Bears that would result in roughly $2.3 million in dead cap if he was cut. Trust me when I say that Ryan Poles is not worried about that, in the least bit. This regime has been highly unafraid to make moves, regardless of money or veteran status.

If the rookies step up and prove to be more viable options, and Billings looks anything like he did in the preseason, not only will the veteran lose his job, but he could be cut altogether. Let me also say that I hope he improves, finding his rhythm. But, if he doesn't, then he could be cut in a hurry.