10 Bears players and coaches who won't be back in 2024

Major changes are coming in Chicago.

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3. Velus Jones Jr., Wide Receiver

The first player we'll touch on is wide receiver Velus Jones Jr., who has been a complete bust by Ryan Poles. This was the definition of a swing and a miss. Jones was a third-round pick in 2022 and has yet to make even a sliver of a positive impact on this team.

In fact, the impact he's made has been mostly negative. Whether it be muffed punts and kickoffs, fumbles or looking out of place at times on offense, Jones has been downright bad. This is a pick that Poles will admit failure on and release him once the season is over -- that is, so long as Poles is allowed to keep his job.

4. Justin Jones, Defensive Tackle

The Bears' defensive line has been one of the worst units in the league this year. There have been very few bright spots, despite the Bears being third in the league against the run. One of the reasons the Bears have been good against the run is because they cannot defend the pass, and their defensive line gets zero pressure.

Justin Jones has played poorly, but that shouldn't come as a shocker. He's been mostly bad since coming to the Bears, but has been the "best of the worst," so to speak, and continues to start over the rookies this season.