5 Chicago Bears starters who won’t be back in 2024

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3. The Chicago Bears should move on from Justin Jones

Justin Jones was signed to a two-year deal, almost only because the Chicago Bears needed a backup plan after signing Larry Ogunjobi failed. Considering the circumstances, the player turned out well. He has started the last two years, and he was a part of the turnaround. 

However, he may not be here when the juice gets squeezed. Justin Jones is blocking playing time for two rookies, Gervon Dexter and Zacch Pickens. Both of them have shown some signs of progress, but neither has been able to pass up Jones

Still, the plan when they drafted both was to ease them in and then have them take over so they do not have to re-sign Justin Jones. The Bears will move Dexter into the starting role, and after the flashes he has shown in year one, there is plenty of optimism for year two. Then, Pickens will be the backup and will play more on run-downs. They will need a backup to Andrew Billings, but it will come cheaper than Justin Jones, who will leave with fond memories