4 upcoming free agents the Bears should let walk in 2024

The Bears can let these guys go, no problem.

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3. D'Onta Foreman, RB

The Bears could look vastly different at the running back position next year. At this point, I would not be surprised to see the team release Khalil Herbert. If you look at his performance since returning from injury, Herbert has not been good. His total touches and snap counts have also been alarming.

D'Onta Foreman, on the other hand, has been someone the Bears have leaned on. However, he's going to be a free agent in 2024 after his one-year deal is up. While Foreman has been relatively productive, it doesn't make sense to bring him back again. In fact, I think the Bears go a totally different direction.

Instead, I would bank on the Bears leaning on Roschon Johnson as their no. 1 back while also drafting, at a minimum, one more running back. Maybe they sign an undrafted rookie and that guy ends up being no. 3 if Herbert gets cut.

This Bears team has proven that, when they want to, they can run the ball effectively with any back. That mostly comes due to the threat of Fields' legs, which is another reason why the Bears need to keep Fields for 2024.