Five Bears Veterans Likely To Be Cut

June 6, 2022  (5:29)

With cuts looming over the Bears, having to trim down to 53 from 90 is no easy task. With Poles and co. trying to bring the Bears back from ruin, some of our older players may not make it in the end. Whether these guys can beat out the young talent and hang around is anybody's guess. Here are five veterans the Bears may end up cutting this off-season.

David Moore, WR
With the signings of Dante Pettis and Tajae Sharpe, Moore may be the odd man out now. Mooney, Pringle, Jones, Pettis, and Sharpe round out the top five leaving only the sixth spot open. It will come down to Equanimeous St. Brown, Dazz Newsome, Nsimba Webster, and David Moore. I'll assume Luke Getsy will want to keep St. Brown around.
Dakota Dozier, OL
Dozier honestly seems like he's there to help with practices and that's about it. He's a bit of a joke in the NFL and is definitely not a starting lineman. He gives up sacks like it's nobody's business. He may fit the scheme but he's a liability not likely to pass over to the roster.
Michael Joseph, S
Who? Yeah me too, Joseph was quietly signed by the old regime in 2018. He's played one game with three snaps on defense and six snaps on special teams. I'm honestly surprised he's lasted this long.
Duke Shelley, CB
Shelley has had plenty of time to develop and show us who he is as a player. The answer is meh. He gets burned way too much 80% to be exact. He's in the last year of his rookie contract and with the promising young talent, he'll soon be tossed to the wolves.
Jeremiah Attaochu, Edge
Much like a sneeze Attaochu needs to excuse himself from the roster this year. In eight years in the NFL Jeremiah has only declined, going from team to team with sub-par results. With the scheme shifts, I doubt he'll fold in nicely and we have many more viable candidates for the position.