Dec 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears helmet against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

James Dunbar & Khaseem Greene Days Until Bears Season Opener


 

Jul 26, 2013; Bourbonnais, IL, USA; Chicago Bears linebacker Khaseem Greene (60) drops back into coverage during training camp at Olivet Nazarene University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Kickoff series last season that we decided to do it again.  In case you’re new to the series, we’ll do a roster preview as we count down the days until the Chicago Bears September 7th season opener against the Buffalo Bills.

James Dunbar

Undrafted out of TCU, and coming in at6’5″ 315#.  Dunbar started 12 games for the Horned Frogs, seven as a tackle and the rest at guard. Did not play in 2012 after being a reserve the prior two seasons. Athletic, good size and has great upside.  Quick off the snap, effective run blocker and good range for pass protection. He is inconsistent and needs refinement on his pass blocking but is considered a bona fide NFL prospect.  Will require focused coaching and some time on the practice squad.

Khaseem Greene Fourth round draft pick in 2013 by the Bears.   Greene like Bostic were expected as rookies to be on the look, listen and learn program. However, with injuries to Williams and then Briggs, Khaseem was on the field before his time. He struggled greatly adjusting to the pro game and looked lost most of the time. He played in 15 games, were started 5, finishing with 21 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception for a touchdown. There is probably less pressure on Greene than Bostic for most see him as Briggs backup.  Greene needs this season to get his feet planted and show the Bears he can improve dramatically.

 

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  • aldo morillo

    Khaseem Greene didn’t have a pick six. If Shae McClellin had block the QB he might have return it for a TD.

    Given it might be Briggs last year as he might want to cash in on a big pay day, Greene, Bostic, Jones should be the LB that should get a look on the season team to watch in preseason. It up to them to see where everyone shake out on who lines up at which backer.