3 Recently Released Players the Bears Need to Sign on the Waiver Wire

Three recently released players the Chicago Bears need to sign on the waiver wire.
Three recently released players the Chicago Bears need to sign on the waiver wire. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

NFL teams across the league are making their final roster cuts, which means tons of players are hitting the waiver wire looking to get picked up. These are athletes looking for a new place to call home with motivation to prove they are still worth a roster spot at the professional level.

The Chicago Bears can take advantage of this opportunity and address their depth issues by bringing in some recently released players. With that being said, here are three great options.

Bears Waiver Wire

1. Madre Harper, Cornerback

Madre Harper, Greg Ward
Madre Harper's size and speed could come in handy at CB. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Bears remain in desperate need of depth in the secondary. Their cornerback room is among the shallowest in the NFL. One player Chicago should target on the waver wire is former New York Giant Madre Harper. Harper was recently released after appearing in 9 games with the team last season. More importantly, he is a special teams ace with a lot of pure athleticism. His combination of size and speed would make him an interesting developmental player for the Bears. Harper is worth a chance in this situation based purely on the upside he comes with.

2. Matt Skura, Offensive Line

Matt Skura, Michael Deiter
Matt Skura's NFL experience would improve a young offensive line. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

It's never a bad idea to build up depth along the offensive line. The Bears could sign veteran Matt Skura as a way to ensure they have experience at the position. The fifth-year pro was a bit of a surprising cut by the Miami Dolphins. He has 51 starts under his belt and seems to have improved on the snapping issues that caused his departure from the Baltimore Ravens. Skura has started at both guard and center during his career and would be a premiere backup in Chicago. The 28-year-old could even take over a larger role if a starter struggles to start the season.

3. Jimmy Moreland, Cornerback

Jimmy Moreland
Jimmy Moreland would be an immediate upgrade in the secondary. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Jimmy Moreland is another name the Bears should consider when looking at their lack of cornerback depth. The Washington Football Team was forced to cut the third-year pro following a fierce battle at the position throughout training camp. Moreland has proven he can cover receivers both along the outside and in the slot position. He has racked up 86 tackles and 5 pass breakups across 30 career games played (10 starts). Moreland could compete for a starting gig in Chicago right away. Adding him to the mix would create a dangerous duo along with standout CB Jaylon Johnson.

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