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

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Chicago Bears, Ryan Nall
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Will the Chicago Bears finally move on from Ryan Nall?

The running back group is very deep this year for the Chicago Bears. David Montgomery proved last season that he can be one of the more dominant running backs in the NFL. Tarik Cohen is returning from injury and the team signed Damien Williams this offseason. These three seem to be locks to make the final roster.

Ryan Nall has been with the team since 2018. He has had a decent run as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State. Nall made the practice squad in 2018 and saw playing time in 2019 and 2020 due to injuries. In 2019, Nall gained eight yards on two carries. Nall did not have a carry in 2020 but caught eight of nine targets for 67 yards and the first touchdown of his career.

He was somewhat of a camp favorite by many fans, but he is going to struggle to make the team now that Montgomery, Cohen and Williams are available. Last year the team kept four running backs, but I don’t see Nall beating out his former Oregon State teammate Artavis Pierce and 2021 sixth-round pick, Khalil Herbert. Nall is clearly on the bubble and will need to shine in training camp to have any hope of making the team.

That said, he does seem to be viewed highly by many coaches and this is why he, along with Javon Wims and Riley Ridley, are all potential candidates to shock fans and make the final roster.