5 veterans who won't make Chicago Bears roster Week 1

The Chicago Bears have totally turned over the roster in just over a year, and it's going to continue to evolve

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What has happened with the Chicago Bears' roster over the course of the past two offseasons is nothing short of impressive. General manager Ryan Poles has done a fantastic job revamping several key positions of need.

The number one priority, above all else, has been ensuring Justin Fields has enough to work with going into Year 3, and he certainly does.

Looking at the current state of the Bears' roster, there is a lot of youth. There are several rookies and possibly undrafted rookies that could make some noise and ultimately make this team. That means, in turn, there are going to be many veterans that see their names cut by Week 1.

We preview five of those veterans, here.

1. Terrell Lewis, DE

The Bears' defensive front looks a bit different than it did a year ago, with Poles adding talent both inside and on the outside. At defensive end, the Bears will be lining up with three primary pass rushers on the field the majority of the time. It'll be DeMarcus Walker, Trevis Gipson and Dominique Robinson as the top three.

Behind them is the veteran free agent acquisition, Rasheem Green, formerly of the Houston Texans. Those four will likely round out the four ends Chicago keeps around, which means the rest are going to be hoping for a spot on the practice squad or a job elsewhere.

One of those guys is Terrell Lewis, who is shockingly a former third-round pick back in 2020 and has not done a whole lot yet in this league. Lewis will probably be the last man standing of the group that gets cut behind him, and hopefully Chicago can keep him around on the practice squad. The former Alabama product might still have something to prove.