5 Chicago Bears players who won't be back next year

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The Chicago Bears are getting closer to training camp, and as the offseason is complete the picture is starting to form for not only this season but for the future. Ryan Poles and the new front office have done a good job of handling the now while still focusing on the future. So, who are some players who may have their future a little murky now that the draft and free agency have come and gone?

5. Chicago Bears are moving on from Kindle Vildor

If anyone was a massive loser from the 2023 NFL draft, it was Kindle Vildor. Vildor was probably only going to be on the roster for one more season anyways, but this offseason may have secured it. First, being a Ryan Pace pick always had him swimming upstream.

Still, when the team drafted Tyrique Stevenson in the second round he got pushed from starter in three cornerback looks to benched. Then, the team doubled down and drafted Terell Smith. At the least, the two will be competing for that fourth spot.

Considering Josh Blackwell is the backup slot cornerback, the fifth spot may be locked down as well, and the fourth is the main backup outside spot. If Vildor hopes to win the sixth line on the depth chart that is going to come down to special teams. Vildor has special teams experienc, but so does UDFA Jaylon Jones, who is entering year two.

The Chicago Bears finally have depth at cornerback. It has us questioning how exactly Kindle Vildor even fits into the short term plans with the team. He may be competing for a roster spot, when he thought he would be competing to start not very long ago. Still, even if the experience Vildor brings keeps him on the roster for one more season, that is likely to be it. He will be a free agent after this year, and Stevenson, Smith, Blackwell, Jones, and Kyler Gordon will all still be signed. Assuming Jaylon Johnson is a priority over Vildor as well, he will be hitting the free agent market.