5 stock down Chicago Bears from intitial depth chart release

There are more Ryan Pace players falling out of favor on the latest Ryan Poles depth chart

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Chicago Bears, Kindle Vildor
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4. Kindle Vildor is losing chances with the Chicago Bears

Kindle Vildor is another player that Ryan Poles inherited. Now, it is even harder to see him making the roster than Trevis Gipson. We knew when the team drafted Terrell Smith, in addition to Tryique Stevenson, that Vildor was about to have an uphill battle to climb to make the team.

Those two were added to Kyler Gordon and Jaylon Johnson, and those are the top four. Because Josh Blackwell could play the slot and was a special teams stud, he landed at fifth. While we thought Vildor could be sixth, and six cornerbacks may make the roster, that was not the case.

Right now, Greg Stroman is that sixth cornerback right on the roster edge. What is fascinating is that behind Stroman, and pushing him the most, is not even Vildor. It is Michael Ojemudia and Jaylon Jones. Both of them were on the roster last season, and both were behind Vildor, so this is notable.

It may be a sign to any team interested that Vildor is about to be let go if anyone wants to swoop in now and take a chance. Vildor is in the last year of his deal; he is one of the few Ryan Pace players left, and the team could save a million or two on the cap to move on. This decision was intentional.