Chicago Bears Training Camp: 5 things to keep an eye on

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A few remaining spots need to be won during Chicago Bears training camp

4. Who ends up winning the slot corner job?

Now that Kyle Fuller is no longer on the team, Jaylon Johnson is lined up to be CB1. Behind him, Desmond Trufant, Duke Shelley, Kindle Vildor, Artie Burns, and Thomas Graham Jr fill out the depth chart. Trufant is most likely going to be second in line, which leaves the slot spot open. Shelley and Vildor both played there last season, which leaves Burns and Thomas Graham as the lone “new guys,” since Burns was out with a torn ACL last year.

The battle for the slot corner will be an interesting one because it will be a young player that is in that role. Trufant is the only true veteran amongst this group. Although Graham is only a rookie, I think he has a good shot to be that number three. Shelley is my pick to be the slot corner come Week 1, but it will be an interesting position battle throughout camp for sure.

5. Who will be WR3?

As of now the obvious starters at wideout are Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney. The question is who will be the third guy/slot receiver. Anthony Miller has been that for the Bears the last few years, but with trade rumors and last year’s lackluster play, there is a chance he has fallen out of the rotation. That leaves names like Marquise Goodwin, Damiere Byrd, Javon Wims, Riley Ridley, and rookie Dazz Newsome.

Throughout Chicago Bears training camp pay attention to who is getting those first-team reps with Robinson and Mooney. Most likely it will be Miller, Goodwin, or Byrd, but Matt Nagy has shown in the past he will not hesitate to play a young guy in favor of a veteran. Keep an eye on which receiver combinations are working and how Nagy incorporates the new guys and the rookies into the mix.

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There are still plenty of storylines to follow throughout training camp. The depth chart still has a lot that is not set in place yet, and training camp will provide some competitive position battles and tough roster decisions for the coaching staff.