Chicago Bears: 2021 53-man roster projection heading into training camp

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The Chicago Bears are about to kick off training camp next week. With players putting pads on and actually hitting one another, we should start to see the roster come to form. Matt Nagy and the other coaches will need to evaluate and decide who will make the final roster and which players deserve to start.

Before training camp could even get started, Ryan Pace decided to move on from Anthony Miller. This was actually more likely a Matt Nagy request as it had seemed over the last two years that Nagy had become fed up with Miller. Miller had mind lapses consistently and also got himself in trouble by running his mouth and fighting with opponents. Miller was traded to the Houston Texans yesterday for a late-round pick swap we don’t know the details on yet.

Now, the team will be looking to replace his productivity with either a familiar face who has not had a real opportunity on game day or a new face whether from free agency through the draft. More on this later.

As you can see, plenty of moves and changes can be made between now and the start of the regular season. In fact, as teams make roster decisions, it’s possible that the Chicago Bears could look to add some castoffs from other teams and keep them over current players on the roster. As we will not be able to account for moves like that or even the addition of a free agent like Steven Nelson, this prediction will only use the current roster. The team could still trade Nick Foles too.

Up first is the offense and then the defense, followed by special teams.