5 Chicago Bears players and coaches who should sit at the kids table on Thanksgiving

These guys should all be given silly straws and bibs.

Chicago Bears, Luke Getsy, Matt Eberflus
Chicago Bears, Luke Getsy, Matt Eberflus / Michael Reaves/GettyImages
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Happy Thanksgiving to Chicago Bears nation. Today is a day to enjoy all of the food, family and football without worrying about a deflating loss.

Week 11 is in the rear view, and today is all about relaxation. It's about filling those stomachs with turkey and all of the fixings.

Everyone has their Thanksgiving traditions, but one that seems fairly universal is that smaller table over to the side where spills will happen and loud noises will be made: the kids table.

This year, when glancing over at that kids table, do me a favor and picture any of the following Bears. Surely, they'll fit right in.

1. Velus Jones Jr.

Hopefully by next year, Velus Jones Jr. will be celebrating Thanksgiving with another team. Since joining the Bears as a third-round pick last year, Jones has been a complete non-factor. He's hardly done anything positive for this team, offensively or on special teams.

Now, is it his fault that Poles used a valuable draft pick on him? Of course not. But, he hasn't exactly made the most of the opportunity. He's shown nothing to give coaches faith in him as a featured part of this offense, and as a kick returner he's been average at best. Fumbling has been a concern of his, as well.

After this season, Poles needs to cut his losses and either try to miraculously find a trade partner or release Jones altogether. This offense needs that roster spot for someone who can come in on a moment's notice and contribute.