Bears players currently set for free agency after 2022 season

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The Chicago Bears are in the final phase of the 2022 offseason program, but the 2023 offseason is already shaping up to be a big one for new general manager Ryan Poles.

The Bears are slated to have 32 free agents following the 2022 season, per Spotrac, which isn’t a surprise given Poles signed a lot of one-year, prove-it deals this offseason. Chicago is currently slated to have north of $90 million in salary cap space for the 2023 season.

But there are also some key players who are entering contract years in 2022, most notably linebacker Roquan Smith and running back David Montgomery. While Poles has already made it clear that locking down Smith is a priority before the start of the regular season, Montgomery’s future with the Bears is less clear.

Here’s a quick look at those Bears currently set to hit the open market in 2023:

LB Roquan Smith

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RB David Montgomery

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WR Byron Pringle

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LB Nicholas Morrow

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EDGE Jeremiah Attaochu

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DL Angelo Blackson

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TE Ryan Griffin

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S DeAndre Houston-Carson

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CB Tavon Young

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LS Patrick Scales

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TE Rysen John

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LB Matthew Adams

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S Dane Cruikshank

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OL Dakota Dozier

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TE James O'Shaughnessy

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LB Joe Thomas

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QB Nathan Peterman

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WR Dante Pettis

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WR Tajae Sharpe

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WR David Moore

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OL Julien Davenport

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OL Shon Coleman

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FB Khari Blasingame

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WR Equanimeous St. Brown

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OL Sam Mustipher

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OL Lachavious Simmons

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CB Greg Stroman

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WR Chris Finke

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CB Thomas Graham Jr.

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WR Dazz Newsome

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EDGE Sam Kamara

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CB Duke Shelley

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