Bears offensive weapon surprisingly mentioned as possible cut candidate

With training camp just around the corner, NFL franchises are gearing up to make some tough roster decisions. Plenty of free agents are still out there, eagerly seeking their next opportunities. As teams look to bolster their squads, expect a flurry of signings, but also a wave of surprising cuts.

One name that has emerged as a potential cut candidate is Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert, according to Bleacher Report’s Alex Kay.


“Khalil Herbert may be the odd man out when the Chicago Bears clear the logjam in their backfield,” Kay noted. “After signing D’Andre Swift to a three-year, $24.5 million deal, and with 2023 fourth-round pick Roschon Johnson in the mix, the Bears might struggle to justify keeping Herbert as a seldom-used depth piece.”

Herbert, 26, is in the final year of his rookie deal and is set to hit free agency next spring. Despite his modest $1.1 million cap hit, the Bears might prefer to use his roster spot to strengthen other areas as they aim to move past their rebuilding phase in 2024.

While there’s no certainty that Herbert will be cut this summer, the speculation is noteworthy. Last season, he racked up 611 rushing yards and two touchdowns over 12 games, adding 134 receiving yards and another touchdown from a career-high 20 receptions. Despite his solid contributions over the past three years, it seems his tenure with the Bears could be nearing its end.