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

Chicago Bears, Dante Pettis
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3. Dante Pettis, WR

The wide receiver group is another area where the Bears have improved drastically this year. From the trade for D.J. Moore, to the drafting of Tyler Scott, the Bears are sitting pretty with new additions to go on top of Darnell Mooney, Chase Claypool and Equanimeous St. Brown.

Those five will more than likely be the top five receivers on the roster, with St. Brown being kept mostly for his stellar blocking and his big-bodied target on the outside that can be used in a variety of ways at times.

This is where it gets interesting, though. Will Chicago keep last year's third-round pick, Velus Jones Jr.? If they don't, that's a bad look on Poles. My bet is, they keep him around for at least this year and see what he can do from a special teams standpoint, while adding in particular packages to use his speed on offense.

Dante Pettis is going to be left out, along with a few other names behind him. Last year, Pettis made the cut as the seventh and final receiver on the roster. If the team decides to keep seven, once again, then he might have a shot.