Good read. This 2021 draft was definitely one of the best Bears drafts I've seen in awhile. Granted, we know nothing about how these players will actually play. But for an initial post draft reaction, it was one for the ages.
LINK Chicago Bears: Cutting Charles Leno speaks volumes about their draft
A lot of people were speculating that Charles Leno’s days with the Chicago Bears were numbered after the 2021 NFL Draft but now it is complete. According to Ian Rapoport, the Bears are releasing their now former left tackles after spending the last seven seasons as their starter. This come’s after drafting Tevan Jenkins out of Oklahoma state to be the new guy. The Bears also drafted Larry Borom in the 5th round so there are definitely good replacements for Leno.
The Bears are up against the salary cap like most teams in the NFL. It didn’t go up for a variety of reasons but some teams are making moves like this. This move will potentially make their offensive line better but it is also going to save the Chicago Bears a lot of money. According to Rapoport again, the Bears will save nine million dollars against the cap with this move. It is going to be a post-June 1st move.