Chicago Bears Week One Inactives

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Bilal Nichols highlights the name of inactives for the Chicago Bears in Week One

With just about an hour until kick off, the inactive list was finally released. The list features Kevin Toliver, DeAndre Houston-Carson, Kylie Fitts, Rashaad Coward, Javon Wims, Daniel Brown and Bilal Nichols.

None of the names come off as too surprising entering the start of the season. If any, it would be Bilal Nichols. We highlighted this preseason that Nichols spent time at nose and defensive end, and may have enough versatility for a hat. However, the team went with veteran Nick Williams.

Kevin Toliver was likely the last player on the roster, so to see him inactive is no surprise. He will have to earn a helmet on special teams. Same with Kylie Fitts, who is clearly behind Isaiah Irving now.

Javon Wims is a better wide receiver than Josh Bellamy. However, the Chicago Bears do not need five wide receivers tonight. They do need Bellamy on special teams. That is where he gets the helmet.

Daniel Brown and DeAndre Houston-Carson are out with injuries, making them the least surprising inactives. That leaves Rashad Coward the obvious project. The hope is that he does not have to see a regular season snap this season.

With that in mind there is not a surprise on this list. Expect Houston-Carson to get a helmet when he gets healthy. Brown will likely step in for Ben Braunecker when gets healthy as well.

Other than that, the question is how long does it take for Bilal Nichols to overthrow Nick Williams.