Chicago Bears: Complete 53-Man Roster Predictions

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Aug 13, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould (9) kicks a practice kick with punter Pat O’Donnell (16) holding prior to a preseason NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Specialists (3): Robbie Gould (K), Pat O’Donnell (P) and Thomas Gafford (LS)

There is not much intrigue here as these three are the only players listed at their positions on the Bears’ official depth chart. Gould is obviously a steady kicker who will likely continue to be a consistent player for the Bears.

O’Donnell is considered to be a below average league punter, but I do not think he is a guy who is going to kill them. What is there to say about a long snapper? Gafford is considered to be pretty good, but aren’t they all kind of the same?

When it comes down to it, the Bears actually have some nice talent at the top of the depth chart. If they were to stay healthy all season, this could look like a very interesting team. However, as we know, depth is a very important part of the NFL game, and the Bears severely lack in that department.

Pace will have an opportunity to change the Bears’ depth issues in the upcoming years with strong drafts, but until then, the team is going to scrape by with scrap pile free agents at the end of the roster. It may be harsh, but it is the truth. This Bears team does not have enough talent to be serious contenders this season.

That being said, there is talent worth watching, and that is what we have to keep in mind of. Guys like Jeffery, Long, Fuller and McPhee are exciting talents who can make a huge difference for this franchise as we move forward. For now, keep that in mind.

Regardless of the talent on the field. Real NFL games are almost here! The season opens in less than a week, and the Bears play in a mere nine days. Are you ready for some football!?

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