5 Chicago Bears players who could still be moved this summer

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Velus Jones, Chicago Bears
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4. Could Chicago Bears move on from Velus Jones?

The Velus Jones draft pick was one of the most criticized picks by Ryan Poles, and he appears to know it. Since he drafted Jones he traded for Chase Claypool, DJ Moore, and drafted Tyler Scott. All three will join Darnell Mooney ahead of Velus Jones on the depth chart.

It is easy to paste Velus Jones into the fifth wide receiver spot, especially when he brings kick return ability. However, Dante Pettis and Equanimeous St. Brown will have something to say about that. The coaches trust ESB more on offense, his blocking is a skill set they want to keep, and he brings multiple phases of special teams' play. He did not play special teams for the Bears last season because he was one of their highest-playing wideouts, he has a career of ST play with the Packers.

Dante Pettis also beat out Velus Jones to get on the offensive field last season, and Dante Pettis is slated to return punts for the Chicago Bears. He is their best option, so it may come down to if they like Pettis as a kick returner, or Jones as a punt returner, because one may have to do both.

If this is the case, it certainly does not make Velus Jones a lock for the roster. It is hard to see anyone even offering a trade, but anything they could get at this point would probably make him moveable. However, the real move may be a cut after just one year.