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

Major changes are coming in Chicago.

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7. Eddie Jackson, Safety

For a few years now, the play of Eddie Jackson has been average at best. He has had some bounce-back performances, but those have come few and far between. Jackson's previous ability to be a ball hawk and even score touchdowns regularly on defense is long gone.

His tackling has become awful over the years. He's been behind in coverage on many occasions. And, the last nail in the coffin is the Bears' ability to get out of his contract in 2024, saving over $12 million in the process. You better believe the Bears will draft a replacement next spring.

8. Lucas Patrick, G/C

Similarly to Cody Whitehair, the Bears will need to part with Lucas Patrick as well. This offensive line has to get younger and more versatile. Patrick seemed like a good signing a couple of years ago, but he has been mostly disappointing. It's not all on his performance, though, as Patrick has been dinged up here and there.

Finding younger, more dynamic depth on the interior should be priority for the Bears, and that includes letting Patrick walk.