Chicago Bears News: Positional Previews Galore and More


May 27, 2015; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears players during organized team activities at the Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Hump Day Bears fans, and welcome to Bear Dawn, the latest Chicago Bears news and notes from around the web.

You can tell training camp is right around the corner because positional previews abound.

Chicago Football starts their preview with a look at the Bears quarterbacks:

"The big question at quarterback for the Bears is can John Fox, new offensive coordinator Adam Gase and new quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains do with Cutler what three other head coaches, five prior offensive coordinators and five other quarterbacks coaches could not do before them?"

That pretty well sums it up.

Dan Durkin continues his previews with the last of the defensive positions, the revolving door otherwise known as the Bears safety position.

"There’s been anything but safety in numbers when it comes to the last line of the Bears’ defense. Assuming free agent signee Antrel Rolle lines up across from Aaron Rodgers and the potent Packers offense in the Sept. 13 opener, that will be the Bears’ 19th different combination since 2009.The wheel started spinning since Mike Brown’s departure in 2008 and has yet to come to a stop, despite the team using a selection on a safety in 10 of its last 11 draft classes."

Da Bears Beat previews the Bears running backs.

"Matt Forte has yet to show signs of slowing down, although that could change this season. The Bears made a clear investment in their backfield this offseason with free agents and a mid-round draft pick. This position has talent, youth, potential, and veteran experience with a good mix of skill sets. Adam Gase will use a number of running backs, and he has a strong variety of them to choose from."

Matt Eurich projects the Bears 53-man roster in his latest Bleacher Report piece.

Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 NFL teams in reverse order of their Power Rankings.  The bad news?  The Bears are already previewed, checking in at #26.  It’s not pretty.

"The Bears’ new staff and front office inherited a multi-year project. The defense needs more than a couple nice free-agent signings to bounce back. The offense has some interesting pieces but that’s not enough either. Expect the Bears to struggle again, finish last in the NFC North, but continue to build under Fox’s identity in years to come."

Jermon Bushrod checks in at #9 in Chicago Football’s Bear Necessities for 2015.

Aaron Kromer was put on paid leave indefinitely.

Former Bears safety Danieal Manning announced his retirement after nine seasons.