Projecting the Chicago Bears Final Roster - Offense

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Tight Ends (3) 

Martellus Bennett is the only lock in the tight end group.  I think Steve Maneri makes it as the blocking tight end.  That leaves one spot available.  Fendi Onobun came into camp with a lot of hype and has proven that he’s a practice player but can’t seem to catch on.  Kyle Adams is versatile as an H-back and can at least catch the ball, so he grabs the last tight end spot.

Offensive Line (8)

Aug 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bears center/guard Roberto Garza (63) leads his team out before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. CArolina wins 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The starting group of five is set with Jermon Bushrod, Matt Slauson, Roberto Garza, Kyle Long and Jordan Mills from left to right.   That leaves three spots available.

I think James Brown, who was listed as co-starter at right guard, becomes the backup interior lineman.  Now two spots left.  Jonathan’s Scott’s knee injury really complicates things.  He he were healthy, the swing tackle job would be locked down.

Nevertheless, I think an injured Jonathan Scott is more worthwhile of a spot than Webb, so he gets the job.  The last spot could be between Eben Britton, Edwin Williams and Webb.  The trouble with Webb is a lack of focus.  How could the Bears trust him to be prepared coming off the bench?  Williams can play inside but can’t play tackle.  Britton is versatile but probably couldn’t hold down the left tackle spot in a pinch.  With Scott’s knee injury, it could be a big risk.  Give the last spot to the versatile Eben Britton.

Stay tuned, as we look ahead to the defense and specialists who will make the cut.

What do you think?  Will JWebb Nation really fall?  Do you think they’ll keep a sixth wide receiver?  Could Fendi Onobun catch on?  Let’s see the comments from all you armchair GM’s out there.

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  • DeCon

    “Matt Forte will serve as the primary running back and is poised to have a monster season in Marc Trestman’s offense,” Said Boomer who took Forte #3 overall in a recent fantasy football draft. I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’ :-)

    • BearGogglesOn

      You’re goddam right I did!

  • DeCon

    I think they keep 6 WRs and both Weems and Wilson make it. Weems is too important on special teams and Wilson won’t stay on our practice squad for long.

  • DeCon

    And Webb nation shall fall!!!

  • Wisdom Speaks

    *******23 OFFENSIVE PLAYERS ********
    2. QB’s – Cutler, McCown
    3. TE’s – Bennett, Maneri, Adams
    3. RB’s – Forte, Bush, Ford
    1. FB – I prefer Harvey Unga but the Bears will go with Fiammetta
    6. WR’s – Marshall, Jeffrey, Bennett, Wilson, Anderson, (Toliver or Weems) West Coast teams like to keep a lot of receivers.
    8. Oline – Bushrod, Slauson, Garza, Long, Mills, Webb, Brown, Britton (Webb’s two good knees are better than Scott’s one good knee. The legend of Jonathan Scott has grown for everyday he missing practice and doesn’t play.

    *******26 DEFENSIVE PLAYERS ********
    8. Dline – Peppers, Wooten, McClellin, Washington, Melton, Paea, Collins, Minter
    7. LB’s – Briggs, Williams, Bostic, Anderson, Greene, JT Thomas, Constanzo
    6. CB’s – Tillman, Jennings, Bowman, Frey, McManis, CJ Wilson
    4. SS – Conte, Wright, Stelz, Walters
    1. – an extra CB or SS will be kept.

    *******4 SPECIAL TEAM PLAYERS ********
    1. KR, PR – Hester
    1. Kicker – Gould
    1. Punter – Podlash
    1. Snapper – Mannelly

    • BearGogglesOn

      Really good post Wisdom. I am actually about to change my QB projection to 3 QB’s. Since Blanchard is not eligible for the practice squad, they need a #3 QB to run scout team and such. I think that becomes your extra CB or SS.