5 notable decisions on Chicago Bears unofficial depth chart

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The team finally released their first depth chart in preparation for the Chicago Bears’ first preseason game. The team makes sure to note beforehand that this is unofficial and that things will change rapidly over the coming weeks. Of course, that will not stop us from overreacting and digging into every little nook and cranny of it.

With that in mind, what are five decisions that showed up on the depth chart that stand out? While unofficial, somebody had to decide who went over who, and at the least, this is a starting point where things can change.

5. Riley Ridley over Javon Wims

Fans have been asking Riley Ridley to get playing time over Javon Wims for years. However, Wims always carried himself better on special teams and as a blocker, and with that in mind, coaches have trusted him.
Still, last season Wims saw his most work and dropped a touchdown in the playoffs, and was kicked out of a game for fighting. This is an easy way to get into the dog house.

The team traded Anthony Miller but stuck onto Wims, although it does not appear long. Ridley is finally over Wims, and he is not even a lock to make the team because Marquise Goodwin is ahead of him as the #3, and Damiere Byrd is on the same level as him as a number two. Either way, if we do not see significant steps from Wims in the coming weeks, he will be cut.