Chicago Bears 3 Potential cuts to make to free up salary cap space

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Despite having some salary cap space to work with, the Chicago Bears can make a few cuts to free up even more space.

It’s that time of year again. The Super Bowl is over and we’re getting close to having the new league year begin. The Chicago Bears look to be in pretty good shape in terms of the salary cap. The cap could go up to about $208 million. If that is the case, the team would have about $27 million in space to work with. They would rank about ninth in cap space.

Of course, part of the reason for that is because Chicago has a large number of players hitting free agency. There are about 31 players whose contracts end when the new year begins. New general manager Ryan Poles has big decisions to make on who returns and who doesn’t.

In addition to the free agents, the Bears have a number of other players who they can cut to free up even more space. Poles isn’t attached to these players since he didn’t draft or acquire them. He has a chance to completely overhaul the roster in just one offseason.

There are a couple of players who have voided years in their deals. For example, tight end Jimmy Graham is one of them. He is on the hook for 44.66 million. If the Bears void the contract post-June 1, they save about $3.5 million.

Here is a list of players Chicago Bears players who could be salary cap casualties when the new year begins.