3. Eddie Jackson, S
A lot like Whitehair's situation, safety Eddie Jackson has a contract that will allow the Bears to get out of it while saving a good chunk of money ($13 million to be exact). So, cutting Jackson makes a lot of sense. It is going to be pretty tough to get a team to take on the final year of his contract for anything more than a late pick, but again, it is always worth the possibility of the Bears trying.
Jackson was, at one point, looking like one of the best safeties in all of football. From the moment he stepped onto the field out of Alabama, Jackson was electric. Bears fans will likely remember watching him find the football, seemingly on a weekly basis, and always looking like a threat to score once he found the ball.
In his first two seasons, Jackson scored five defensive touchdowns. In his second year, alone, he picked off six passes, forced two fumbles and recovered one himself en route to an All Pro selection. But, once he signed that massive extension with the Bears, Jackson's play diminished in a big way. It was tough to watch, because it seemed the Bears had found a gem in the fourth round whom they could count on for years to come.