Five Chicago Bears to watch in preseason Week 2: Offense

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 24: Allen Robinson Chicago Bears
JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 24: Allen Robinson Chicago Bears /
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After paying two preseason games, who are the Chicago Bears with the most to gain or lose in preseason week 2

The Chicago Bears will play their third preseason game on the second week of the preseason schedule. We all know Week 3 as the “dress rehearsal” so that will be a game that sees the starters play deep into the first half.

With the fourth preseason game usually being a chance for practice squad players after the Chicago Bears know the majority of their roster, this is the last big chance for depth players to prove themselves in a significant role.

Who are five players on the offensive side of the ball worth looking into in this game?

Allen Robinson

The much-anticipated debut of Allen Robinson is set to take place on Saturday night. Robinson is set to return from an ACL injury that took place early into the 2017 season. So, while he is embedded into the starting lineup and does not have to navigate the roster, you can bet he is the player to watch when the offense is on the field.

The questions with Robinson will be how long does he play, and how many routes does he run? In the Chicago Bears first preseason game, the first team offense came out for two drives. You would imagine the first team does not see much more, and if they do, it would be one or two drives.

So, it will be a limited debut for Robinson with little to gain from it. However, it is a debut nonetheless.

For a player coming off of an ACL, I am looking for his ability to run routes. Do the Chicago Bears ask him to run anything complicated that involves hard plants and cuts? Does he freelance a specific route due to the coverage he is facing? That is one of his best attributes. His confidence and ability in this area will be worth following.