5 positions Chicago Bears will have decided in preseason Week 3
The third preseason game is going to be less about the starters and more about who can earn a chance to make the roster. The Chicago Bears will be getting a long look at players that are right on the fringe so that they can make their final decisions and see which players show upside and which may not be ready for the 2021 initial 53-man roster.
The majority of the roster will have been sorted out before this game, but there are going to be a few positions to watch. Who are the players that could find a way to sneak onto the roster?
The Bears are going to have to decide how the back end of their safety depth chart will look. They have Eddie Jackson, Tashaun Gipson and Deon Bush locked onto the roster. You can argue that DeAndre Houston-Carson is close to a lock, but Marqui Christian and Jalen Tabor have both had good camps and are both competing with DHC.
Even if DHC makes the roster, the Bears usually keep 10 defensive backs and that could mean that five corners and five safeties make the roster. That could mean that Christian and Tabor are fighting for one spot, or DHC, Christian and Tabor are competing for two spots.
Christian has more versatility in the slot, but Tabor has been better as the free safety. Both have made plays on special teams. The edge could be decided this week.