3 Chicago Bears who likely locked up roster spots vs the Chiefs

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When we look at the Chicago Bears roster, there is plenty of youth. That youth came to play today in the Bears’ preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. Although the offense struggled at times, Luke Getsy showed enough for me to be excited about the play-calling we will see from this team in 2022 and beyond.

The team only has a couple of days (until Tuesday afternoon) to decide on five players they want to cut from the roster. The new rules state that on August 16, 2022, teams must cut their rosters down from 90 to 85. I’m not expecting any big names to be released, but that date is followed up by another cut-down day on August 23 from 85 to 80, with the final cut-down day on August 30 from 80 to 53.

Three players stood out today who should make the Chicago Bears roster

Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus must be happy though with plenty of the young guys and new faces on this team. We cannot predict injuries but as of now, it looks like this team will be filled by plenty of young guys looking to make a name for themselves in the NFL. Is this the start of the foundation of the rebuild?

Players who already have their spots locked up but were young and made an impact include Braxton Jones, Jaquan Brisker, Trestan Ebner and Trenton Gill. Jones had one rough pass block but otherwise held his own in both the run game and the passing game. Jaquan Brisker was all over the place and had one series in particular when he dominated – including an almost interception on third down.

Trestan Ebner found the end zone on a pass play while Trenton Gill dominated the punt game. I know, I know. He’s a punter. However, he looked really good.

Now, let’s take a look at the three guys I think locked up a roster spot as long as they stay healthy.