6 depth free agents who will not return to the Chicago Bears in 2024

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4. Rasheem Green was not a fit with the Chicago Bears

Rasheem Green was simply not a good signing for the Chicago Bears. As a rookie, he played 33% of the defensive snaps. In the following four years, he was over 50%. He played 50.9%, 53.2%, 66.8%, and 52.6% in those four years. This year, he was at 35.9%. 

He was not as involved as in past years and was not as productive either. In the past four years, he averaged 28 pressures per season, with a low of 23 and a high of 34. This year, he was at 14. His pass rush win rate was down from 8.1% last year to 7% this year, per PFF.

It just did not work out. For Green, he has to be thinking that he can find a job with more opportunities and potentially boost his stock on a one-year deal. He would not want to re-sign with the Chicago Bears. 

For the Bears, they realize that between DeMarcus Walker and Montez Sweat, they have two solid edge rushers. However, between Yannick Ngakoue and Rasheem Green, they need to come back next year with two improved edge rushers.