Defensive Line, 6, Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Mitch Unrein, Jaye Howard, Jonathan Bullard, Roy Robertson-Harris
Roy Robertson-Harris did enough to get himself on the Bears 53-man roster. He kicks out C.J. Wilson, who had an inside track at the backup nose tackle spot. Still, between Howard, and Unrein who can take emergency snaps in the nose, and the high use of the nickel package, the Bears should be able to make due with the six that they have. The defensive line should be a strength, and these six all deserve spots.
Linebackers, 9, Leonard Floyd, Danny Trevathan, Willie Young, Lamarr Houston, Jerrell Freeman, Nick Kwiatkowski, Christian Jones, Sam Acho, Dan Skuta
This is the same linebacker grouping as the last edition. The Bears could shake things up and add Jonathan Anderson or John Tmu, but it seems unnecessary with other needs on the team. If they do, Timu gets the slight edge over Anderson.
Cornerback, 5, Prince Amukamara, Kyle Fuller, Crevon LeBlanc, Marcus Cooper, Bryce Callahan
No changes at cornerback either. Sherrick McManis creates an interesting discussion with special teams value, but they can find that in the linebackers and safeties. Amukamara has been in and out of the lineup this preseason but should be healthy enough to start the season.
Safety, 5, Quintin Demps, Adrian Amos, Harold Jones-Quartey, Eddie Jackson, Deiondre’ Hall
Demps, Amos, and Jackson are the locks to make the team. Jones-Quartey has run some second team at safety and brings special teams value which should get him onto the roster. It should come down to whether they think they can get Bush or Deiondre’ Hall onto the practice squad. Hall has a higher ceiling and can provide immediate special teams help, while Bush looks like a player still a bit away from making an impact. It should get Bush onto the practice squad.
Special Teams, 3, Connor Barth, Pat O’Donnell, Jeff Overbaugh
With the ACL injury to Patrick Scales, Jeff Overbaugh will get the call for the season. Roberto Aguayo is almost sure to be cut.