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

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Chicago Bears cut candidate No. 1: Danny Trevathan — $3.3 million

Over the last couple of seasons, injuries and age took a toll on Danny Trevathan. He missed 19 games over the past three seasons. Even that number is a little misleading because you’ll see that he played in all 16 games in 2020. However, there were a number of games he left early or was ineffective due to an injury.

Even when he was on the field in 2021, he struggled. He lost his starting spot to Alec Ogletree. He is literally on his last legs and it is time for the Bears to part ways with him.

As I mentioned earlier, Poles has some big decisions to make. What makes those decisions easier to make is having no attachments to any of these players. Yes, it may sound cold to say something like that but it’s the reality of the business. When you become unreliable it is easier to part ways. When the general manager doesn’t have any ties to you, it’s an even easier decision to make.

Trevathan has had his share of big moments in a Chicago Bears uniform. However, the time has come for him and the team to call it a career in Chicago. Trevathan may also be thinking about calling it a career period.