66 days until Chicago Bears 2017 season kicks off: Kapron Lewis-Moore profile

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 17: Kapron Lewis-Moore
SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 17: Kapron Lewis-Moore /

The Bear Goggles On Countdown to Kickoff series is now underway. With 66 days to go until the Bears season kicks off, we will highlight defensive lineman, Kapron Lewis-Moore.

Lewis-Moore is currently number 67 on the depth chart. However, so is Jordan Morgan, and if Lewis-Moore were to make the roster this summer he would most likely need a new number. Since we highlighted Morgan for our 66 days countdown, it only makes sense to highlight Lewis-Moore the day after.

2016 Review

2016 was one of the healthiest seasons in the entire career of Lewis-Moore. Lewis-Moore had spent most of his first two seasons on the injured reserved list. He managed to claw his way back from injury and found his way onto the Ravens roster in 2015 for the last seven games of the season. In 2016 he spent the entirety of his season on the Ravens practice squad.

2017 Outlook

Lewis-Moore will be looking to take one step forward with the Chicago Bears. Staying healthy is key, but now he has to prove that he has the talent to make it into the NFL.

The Bears roster is going to be easier to navigate than the Ravens roster as well. The Bears are lacking some depth up front and relied on role players such as Mitch Unrein to play prominent snaps. They signed Jaye Howard, but Howard has major medical red flags entering camp.

Lewis-Moore was a four-year starter at Notre Dame and has 16 career sacks in college career. If he can bring the hopes of that production he could find his way onto the roster, and knowing the Bears luck, he will be getting a chance to earn big snaps late into the season.

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Future with the Bears

Lewis-Moore is an exclusive-rights free agent next season. This means that if the Bears want to retain him, whatever offer they make will be one that Lewis-Moore will have to accept. However, they would have to keep him on their roster all season.

He could also find his way onto the practice squad but could be a name to watch as a defensive line-needy team could be looking to poach him. The answer to how long Lewis-Moore will be playing with the Bears can be only be answered by what he does this summer in training camp.