The Chicago Bears already made some news on Thursday by releasing Jerrell Freeman and not picking up Josh Sitton's $8 million option for 2018 and that appears to be just the tip of the iceberg for the organization this offseason. ESPN's Jeff Dickerson in a piece for the site on Wednesday noted another Bear who appears more than likely to be let go some time in the near future.

Markus Wheaton signed a two-year deal worth $11 million last season but caught just three passes for 51 yards in 11 games. He dealt with injuries throughout training camp and the preseason and was hampered by those injuries throughout the regular season. Signed to be a deep threat in the passing game, Wheaton was anything but that in 2017.