Bears Expected to Regret Cutting $4 Million QB, Former First-Round OT

The Chicago Bears made two costly roster cuts in late August, both of which at least one NFL analyst believes the franchise may come to regret.

After the Las Vegas Raiders released him after a dismal debut season in 2021, Chicago claimed former first-round offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood before of last season. 

 In March, the Bears signed free agency quarterback P.J. Walker, who was previously with the Carolina Panthers, to a two-year contract.

Despite owing Leatherwood more than $4.5 million in guaranteed money and Walker just north of $2 million,

general manager Ryan Poles let both players go in recent days, basically paying them each to go so the Bears could sign other players.

On Thursday, August 31, Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report projected that Poles will come to regret both of those selections.

 Davenport began with the publication of Leatherwood.Davenport went on to call Walker's dismissal a "curious decision."

"[It] leaves the Bears vulnerable behind Justin Fields." "Tyler Bagent, an undrafted rookie out of Division II Shepherd, will now ostensibly be the backup quarterback,"

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