Following their preseason finale and victory over the Tennessee Titans, the Chicago Bears now face some tough decisions in the coming days.
While many positions have been cemented at this stage in the game, the Bears also have a few spots which need a lot of answers — and some that might not come until other teams cuts are done as well.
Thankfully, the game in Nashville did provide a lot of clarity for impending roster cuts.
NFL teams have to make their final cuts by Tuesday at 3PM CST, but will likely make a lot of moves before the final deadline.
Following their preseason win over the Titans, the Chicago Bears roster should be more clear, with these 10 players candidates to cut.
1. RB Artavis Pierce
The Bears’ depth at running back is just too good this year to warrant keeping last year’s undrafted running back Artavis Pierce. He’s shown strong ability to carry the ball through traffic and also catch the football, but Pierce has too many guys ahead of him.
The Bears will keep David Montgomery, Damien Williams, Khalil Herbert and maybe even Ryan Nall, with Tarik Cohen potentially out a few more weeks. The coaches trust Nall, so they’d keep him over Pierce.
2. DL LaCale London
The Bears are loaded within their defensive line. Like Pierce’s situation, there really isn’t room for LaCale London on the roster. Chicago is going to keep Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Bilal Nichols, Mario Edwards and probably Khyiris Tonga. They could also keep a sixth lineman, and if they do, it would be Angelo Blackson.
London could end up on the practice squad, but he won’t make the final roster.