Examining changes to Chicago Bears CB depth chart

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The Chicago Bears roster has changed a lot over the past 12 months. Just last year we wrote up the cornerback depth chart, and looking back a year later there are certainly some changes. It is not as drastic as other positions, but this is what the depth chart looked like before training camp started last year.

Jaylon Johnson

Desmond Trufant (Played with NO, and LVR, currently unsigned)

Kindle Vildor

Duke Shelley

Thomas Graham

Artie Burns (Signed with SEA)

Xavier Crawford (Signed with JAX)

Michael Joseph 

Tre Roberson (CFL)

Teez Tabor (Signed with ATL)

Dionte Ruffin (CFL)

Rojesterman Farris (FA)

Go ahead and admit it, you forgot that Desmond Trufant was on the roster as recently as 10 months ago. I wrote the article and forgot about it. That was a fun stint.

Artie Burns joined Sean Desai, Teez Tabor joined Ryan Pace, and the Xavier Crawford just left to where he could find work. So many Bears fans were excited when the team signed Tre Roberson from the CFL, and he is back on the team he left a few years prior.

Chicago Bears cornerback depth chart

Jaylon Johnson

Last season the Bears handed the baton over from Kyle Fuller to Jaylon Johnson. It appeared to have been the right time because Fuller was poor last season, although Johnson did not take a huge step forward.

Kyler Gordon (draft)

The team thought Gordon was a first-round lock and was stunned to see the top player on their board still sitting there.

Tavon Young (FA)

The Chicago Bears signed Tavon Young after a disappointing string of injuries ended his time with the Baltimore Ravens.

Thomas Graham

The big news is that while the Ryan Pace regime wanted Graham to focus on the outside, but the Ryan Poles regime already has him in the nickel meetings.

Kindle Vildor

Kindle Vildor started after Trufant left the team during training camp. He struggled, which is what pushed him this far down.

Duke Shelley

Shelley started in the slot last year, and now the hope is that both Young and Graham have unseated him in this area.

Greg Stroman (FA)

Greg Stroman had a lot of promise in 2018 and has been injured since then. Now, he is trying to land on his feet.

Lamar Jackson (FA)

Insert the joke that you will hear 100 times between now and cut down day. Jackson is from Nebraska and was with the Jets last year.

BoPete Keyes (FA)

Keyes spent time with  Poles on the Kansas City Chiefs, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Chicago Bears in the past two years, hitting Matt Eberflus, Ryan Poles, and his current team.

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Allie Green (UDFA)

Green is a UDFA rookie from Missouri looking to make a name for himself.

Michael Joseph

The fact that Micharl Joseph has been on the practice squad since 2018 is impressive but with a new regime he probably has a foot out the door.