Chicago Bears: First look at the unofficial offensive depth chart.

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Chicago Bears Unofficial Depth Chart: Tight Ends

Tight end was yet another position with little to no surprises. In fact, it might be as close to a done deal outside of who to keep at the backend of the roster for depth purposes. Cole Kmet gets the start over veterans Jimmy Graham and Jesse James.

This move should surprise no one who watched Kmet play last season. The shift started taking place towards the end of the season. Kmet finished the year by playing on 56.30 percent of the offensive snaps compared to Graham who ended the year with 59.38 percent. Kmet racked up 28 catches and 243 yards with limited playing time last season and has been making heads turn in training camp. The Bears organization and fans expect big things from Kmet this year.

Behind Kmet is Jimmy Graham as expected. Both will likely see plenty of snaps as Matt Nagy deploys a two, tight end set (12 or 22 personnel package) often. The surprise might be Jesse James right behind Graham. Maybe not as much of a surprise seeing J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Scooter Harrington are most likely to compete for that final roster spot. However, the surprise has been just how good he has looked in training camp.

Could he allow the Bears the option to cut Graham and save a decent amount of salary cap space? Maybe, but I doubt that actually happens.