Chicago Bears: 4 Players whose stock dropped vs. Dolphins

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Chicago Bears Players Whose Stock Fell: Notable Mentions

There are fewer notable mentions on the player list who saw their stock drop after the Miami Dolphins game. That is a good thing because it shows more promise than doubt with this team.

Mike Pennel, DT

This is another tough one because Mike Pennel actually had a decent game. He even finished with one of the Chicago Bears’ three sacks. The problem is, Eddie Goldman is the obvious starter on this team and Khyiris Tonga proved he can handle being the backup. As Tonga’s stock goes up, Pennel’s stock has to come down. Goldman won’t be cut due to his contract and if Tonga makes the final roster, Pennel is likely to be shown the door.

Josh Woods, ILB

Not quite the same as Mike Pennel, but Josh Woods stock dropped once again as Alec Ogletree flashed in this game. Woods stock was already dropping due to Ogletree’s performance in camp over the last week. Now, it drops even more after undrafted free agent linebacker, Caleb Johnson had himself a decent day. Johnson let up a touchdown on a wheel route, but he was all over the field after that play — including making a nice tackle at the line of scrimmage.

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Final thoughts:

I am trying to keep a level head as this team looked good for the most part on Saturday. It was one preseason game though and many of the starters on both sides of the ball didn’t play significant time, if even at all. Let’s hope that these six players turn things around or don’t make the team. Let’s also hope that the starters find a way to look just as exciting and electric.