Who are five Chicago Bears who need to earn a roster spot in their fifth preseason game
When Matt Nagy called off the dogs in the Chicago Bears fourth preseason game, it was apparent that the offseason was over in Chicago. The team was ready to move onto Green Bay. Still, there is one more game to be played.
While the game will be played by backups and reserves, there are still a few jobs on the line. The team has not finalized the 53-man roster, and while only a small handful of players in this game will make the 53-man roster, jobs can still be won and lost in this game. Who are five Chicago Bears fighting to make an impact and make it to the 53-man roster.
Toliver has had a roller coaster college career and has started to turn into a roller coaster NFL career. After starting off hot and earning respect in OTAs, and the early portions of training camp, an injury slowed down his progress. It stopped him from playing in the Hall of Fame game and in Week One of the preseason.
While Toliver was able to get back into the mix by Week Two, he only played three defensive snaps. Toliver finally was able to see real snaps in Week Three when the team benched their starters. He was healthy and in the starting lineup. He was tested often but his held his own and made a push to the roster.
Marcus Cooper has not done anything on a football field in the past three weeks and the last time he was on the field it was not so pretty. This opens a door for Toliver. He is going to start again and is going to see the first half again. How he performs will impact whether he finishes the offseason on a high or low note.