Chicago Bears: Five evolving storylines at training camp

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There has been a plethora of good news coming out of training camp for the Chicago Bears. We have heard great things about the quarterback situation, the receivers, and most of the team to be honest. Sure there are some negatives to take away, specifically with injuries and how the offensive line has looked. Still, most of the news coming out of Halas Hall has been positive which is definitely relieving to hear after how last year’s camp went.

There are many position battles still to be won, as well as depth chart standings left to be figured out. The news coming out of camp can go a long way in not only giving us insight into how the roster will shape out, but it helps the coaches in actually shaping the roster. A strong camp can mean the difference between job hunting or playing on an opening day roster.

There are some interesting storylines emerging at Chicago Bears training camp

Chicago Bears Storyline No. 1: Kindle Vildor is excelling in the competition for CB2

So far we have heard great things about Kindle Vildor in camp. He is matching Desmond Trufant step for step and laying the boom to make his presence felt. Many fans and coaches were high on him last year when drafted in the fifth round, and after getting some playing time at the end of the year, the coaches liked what they saw to allow him to compete for the starting job.

Even before camp, Vildor was putting in crazy work to get ready for the competition. It has definitely translated to his performance this offseason. Word is that he has become more vocal and a better leader amongst the cornerback group. Although Desmond Trufant has the experience and has been very solid throughout his career, his injury history and slight regression in recent years might open the door for Vildor to earn the starting spot opposite Jaylon Johnson.

Vildor will most likely get the starter reps in the preseason, so look to see how he performs compared to the other defensive backs. If his camp continues to go this well and he comes out strong in the preseason games, there is a good chance he is the number two corner on the Bears.