4 Chicago Bears Ryan Poles should already consider trading at the deadline

Chicago Bears, Darnell Mooney
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Chicago Bears, Khalil Herbert
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The Chicago Bears should also consider trading one of these two

In last week's game vs. the Buccaneers, D'Onta Foreman was a healthy scratch and inactive. The emergence of fourth-round rookie running back, Roschon Johnson has made both Foreman and even starting running back, Khalil Herbert expendable. Johnson has looked great in all three phases of the game -- running the ball, catching the ball and blocking.

With how often teams suffer running back injuries, it makes sense to at least shop one of Herbert or Foreman around. The Browns signed Kareem Hunt today because Nick Chubb is now out for the season. If Hunt wasn't available as a free agent, would the Browns organization be interested in trading for a player like Khalil Herbert or D'Onta Foreman?

I don't expect the return on this investment to be very good. However, isn't a late-round draft pick more valuable than a running back who isn't even on the active roster on game day? The answer is yes. Poles might need to pounce when opportunistic situations like this hypothetical trade presents itself. The point is, Poles could sell off either of these running backs for the right price.

Khalil Herbert has two years left on his deal and Foreman only signed a one-year deal. Herbert is struggling to consistently gain yards. He is only averaging 3.9 yards per carry. The bigger problem though is that Foreman is only averaging 3.2 yards per carry. Both has some work to clean up.