Chicago Bears: 3 players who are fighting for a roster spot

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As teams make their way into the final stretch of the preseason, the Chicago Bears will have to make a flurry of cuts to reach the eventual 53-man limit by the start of the regular season. Although there are a few dozen players who are locks to make the roster, many others are uncertain of their fate. These players include undrafted free agents, late-round picks, and even veterans on the lower end of the depth chart.

Beyond the 53-man roster, the Bears also have sixteen spots for practice squad players, players who can practice with the team but are not allowed to dress for games. With COVID-19 continuing to be a big concern for player availability, practice squad players are as important to teams as ever.

With only three preseason games, players fight to make the Chicago Bears roster

Still, making the final roster remains the easiest path to playing time for these players. There are many players who are guaranteed a spot, and there are also players who are seen as distant longshots to make the roster. Somewhere in the middle of these two extremes are the players who are right on the bubble. They have done enough to prove they are NFL material, but not quite enough to be deemed as essential to the team.

For these players, the final few weeks of the preseason will be crucial in determining their final status. Preseason games may not be very important to the fans, but these players have a lot on the line in their final two exhibition games against the Buffalo Bills this Saturday and the Tennessee Titans on August 28th.