Chicago Bears: 4 Offensive players on the bubble heading into camp

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The Chicago Bears will start training camp soon and like every team, every season will need to weed out which players will remain on the active roster. Depth will be important as injuries always occur in the NFL. Finding some diamonds in the rough will also be key as even undrafted free agents work their way into stardom at times.

As we inch closer and closer to the start of the 2021 NFL regular season, the Chicago Bears have plenty of work to do. The team has answers to find and decisions to make. Matt Nagy and coaches must determine who is going to play quarterback. Everyone keeps saying it will be Andy Dalton under center in Week 1 — we will see.

We will be focusing on the offensive side of the football on this one. Right now, the roster is made up of three quarterbacks, 15 offensive linemen, seven running backs, six tight ends, and 13 wide receivers. That’s a total of 44 offensive players.

If we base our assumptions off of how many players remained at the end of training camp last season, only 26 of those 44 players will remain. Clearly, this means that more than five players will be on the bubble. That said, we are not going to worry about players like Rodney Adams, Chris Lacy or Adam Redmond. These types of players will only have a chance of making the Chicago Bears’ practice squad. We are only concerned about players who have a shot at making the active roster.

Right now, there are five players who most fans actually know the names of (admit it, you had no idea who Adam Redmond was or that he was even on the current roster) who must prove themselves during training camp or must look for a new team. They probably won’t even make the practice squad as there is a limit to how many players with an unlimited amount of NFL experience can be stashed there. All other players must have less than two seasons of NFL experience.