Bears practice squad projections

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 27: Tanner Gentry
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 27: Tanner Gentry /

Now that the Bears 53-man roster is complete, who has the best chances of making the Bears practice squad?

Of course, with the release of hundreds of new players, the Bears could be signing practice squad players who were not with the team. However, most of the Bears on the practice squad will have played on the team during the preseason. Who has the best chances of making the practice squad?

Tanner Gentry

Many saw Gentry making the 53-man roster, so this is obvious. He may sneak onto the roster at some point, but he has to start on the practice squad.

DeAndre Houston-Carson

Houston-Carson still looked really raw in the preseason. However, he has special teams ability, so if he can just refine his game a bit he can be in business for a chance in 2018.

Dieugot Joseph

Joseph looked good late into games. He is an undrafted rookie free agent from a small school, so there is still a way to go for him, but he is on a good developmental track.

Rashaad Coward

The Bears not keeping a nose tackle has to speak to some type of confidence in Coward. If they like what they see from Coward, he is the one getting called up if Eddie Goldman is expected to miss a game or two. It is a good spot for him to be in, and he should be a name the Bears call quick.

William Poehls

Poehls helped at guard and tackle and had some thinking he had some roster potential. However, he is still raw and could use a year on the practice squad before attempting to be a bottom the roster player.

Daniel Braverman

Braverman had a preseason much quieter than his fans wanted to see. He still has some starting slot upside and has punt return abilities. However, he is still not quite close to having roster status.

Jonathan Anderson

Anderson was very close to making the roster and may find himself going elsewhere. However, he also could be a player who sticks around and finds himself on a roster if an injury is to occur.

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Mitchell Kirsch

Kirsch is a young guard prospect who showed some upside in the preseason. He deserves a bit of a longer look.

John Timu

Timu, like Anderson, may find himself somewhere else. However, if the Bears can get him to the practice squad they have a trusted player who could still get a call up to the NFL.

Joshua Rounds

Rounds did not do much, but he has enough potential as a power back to get a look. However, they could also be using a spot like this on a player from a different team who slipped through the cracks.