How has the tight end position looked for the Chicago Bears in training camp?
One of the brighter points of training camp reports has been Jimmy Graham. Ask Matt Nagy, and he will rave about Graham. The Chicago Bears not only think that they can more out of him than the Green Bay Packers, but they also think his leadership, charisma, and swagger can bring more out of the offense as a whole.
The team has gained energy from his spikes after big catches and enthusiasm in practice. The biggest beneficiary has been Cole Kmet. The only player to rival Graham in positivity thus far is Kmet as well.
The coaches have noted that Kmet has a knowledge of the position that is beyond his years. Graham has been wowed by Kmet and his understanding and Nagy has tried to stump him with questions to no resolve.
Nonetheless, the positive vibes show for the team to come out with a lot more 12 personnel than years past.
Beyond that, the depth is starting to thin out. A group that once had an endless list of names is down to six, and most will stick around considering practice squad spots increased.
Beyond Graham and Kmet, Demetrius Harris the clear number three. J.P. Holt has gained weight, which is important because his path to the roster is through blocking. So far, so good on his end.
With Darrion Clark out for the year due to injury, the Bears are down to Jesper Horsted and Eric Saubert as their fifth and sixth tight ends. That rounds out the depth. Horsted has played well, but both have practice squad eligibility.