Bears Release Veteran Defensive Lineman

A portion of a Chicago Bears helmet prior to the game against the Houston Texans at Soldier Field on September 25, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.
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The Chicago Bears made a lot of noise during this NFL offseason after they decided to make the bold move of trading up for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The move shows the Bears are willing to build around star quarterback Justin Fields, rather than start over with a rookie quarterback, which is clearly a step in the right direction for the franchise. Who has been struggling to get the right position for a long time. ,

In the second round of the draft on Friday night, the Bears took their first pick and left defensive tackle Gervon Dexter out of the University of Florida, which may be why the team opted to part ways with Gerry Green.

Along with addressing the defensive line, the Bears also addressed the secondary with their next pick, with University of Miami cornerback Tyreek Stevenson.

The Bears did not stop in their goal of upgrading the defense through the draft, as their next pick in the third round was also a defensive addition.

Chicago chose to go with defensive tackle Zach Pickens from the University of South Carolina, apparently another big body added to the defensive line.

Clearly, the Bears will want to get better defensively next season and for many years to come, as it appears the team has faith in Fields leading the offense.

It will be interesting to see what else Chicago develops going forward and whether it will continue to improve on defense.

Good news for Bears’ first-round draft pick Justin Fields