Chicago Bears 53-man roster projection: Post OTAs

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Now that we learned everything about where players were lining up at OTAs, we have a better idea of how the Chicago Bears coaches may view the upcoming roster cuts after training camp and the preseason.

We will have a few more editions of this, but with the time between training camp, it is a great chance to see what the 53-man roster might look like in a few months.

Chicago Bears Quarterbacks (2): Justin Fields, Trevor Siemian

This one should not need too much explanation. The question of the Chicago Bears keeping three quarterbacks on the roster should be put to bed by the fact that Nathan Peterman is the only quarterback on the roster.

If the Chicago Bears like Peterman so much that they want him in the meeting rooms, they can spend a practice squad spot on him, not a roster spot.

Running back (5): David Montgomery, Khalil Herbert, Darrynton Evans, Trestan Ebner Khari Blasingame

The big surprise here is Darrynton Evans and Trestan Ebner both making it. An argument could be made that with both of them being receiving backs who offer return game ability they may be fighting for one spot.

Still, the reality is that Evans could be a trusted pass catcher when healthy, and Ebner was a wideout as much as he was a running back. With the depth at wide receiver, they are better off with these two playmakers.

Tight End (3): Cole Kmet, Ryan Griffin, James O’Shaugnessy

There are almost no questions here. The Chicago Bears did bring in two UDFAs who could make noise this summer and fight to earn a roster spot. Still, both Chase Allen and Jake Tonges can just as easily see themselves on the practice squad.