Chicago Bears: Complete 53-Man Roster Predictions

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Sep 3, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) warms up prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Running Backs (4): Matt Forte, Jeremy Langford, Jacquizz Rodgers and Ka’Deem Carey

Once again, Forte has the Bears’ running back position on lock down. He is one of the best offensive players in the history of the franchise, and he will undoubtedly be featured prominently in the gameplan once again. Forte is entering a contract year. It is fair to wonder whether this will be his last season in the Windy City.

Aug 22, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Chicago Bears running back Jeremy Langford (36) runs with the ball against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In case Forte does take off next off season, the Bears drafted Jeremy Langford in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Langford is a quick and decisive runner with underrated power and strength. He has shown up nicely in the preseason, and I expect him to be a major contributor for the Bears, possibly as soon as this season.

Jacquizz Rodgers joins the backfield mix this season as a bit of a change-of-pace back. Rodgers is a solid veteran who is never going to kill you, but he has always lacked the ability to handle a full load of carries. Rodgers is unlikely to figure prominently in the Bears’ offensive plans, but he is certainly a nice security blanket to have around.

Second-year player Ka’Deem Carey is clearly on the roster bubble. In fact, if it were not for the recent injury to fellow back Senorise Perry, I do not believe that Carey would have made this roster.

The talent is there, and it does show at times, but Carey is far too inconsistent of a player right now. His pass blocking needs some serious work, and his ability to find the holes in the run game is lacking. This could be Carey’s last chance with the Bears.

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