4 Bears players who are playing their way off the roster

An abysmal start to the 2023 season has us thinking these Bears aren't part of the future plans

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Sunday, things went from bad to worse for the Chicago Bears. The team stayed in the game against Minnesota for a while, but in the second half, things fell apart.

Not only did the Bears end up dropping to 1-5, but quarterback Justin Fields suffered a dislocated thumb and left the game without returning.

Now, there are some speculating whether or not this injury could spell doom for Fields, with the front office having an excuse to eventually move on and find their next franchise quarterback. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, of course.

But, there are a few players who we can assume are playing their way off the roster this season and will not be back in 2024.

1. Justin Jones, DL

Through Week 6, Bears defensive tackle Justin Jones is the team's worst-graded interior defender (via Pro Football Focus), and it's not particularly close. He has simply not been good, all around. In fact, according to PFF, he's currently pacing for his worst season yet as a pro.

Whether it's been against the run or in the pass rush department, Jones has been flat-out bad. He is missing 30 percent of his attempted tackles thus far, has been credited with just two stops and has yet to register a single sack.

Jones should be out of the picture by next year, with the Bears completely revamping their defensive front. Outside of maybe Gervon Dexter and Zacch Pickens, the Bears could see a totally new room among the front four positions.