Is this veteran on Chicago Bears roster chopping block?
The biggest development from the Chicago Bears’ second preseason game was the performance of Teven Jenkins at right guard. He got a chance to start after Michael Schofield looked more than overwhelmed in his preseason debut.
Schofield came in as the backup behind Jenkins, but the team got a long look at him, past when a lot of backups left the game. There is a thought that the team is still looking for Schofield to knock off the rust, but also that they are looking for him to give them any reason to keep him on the roster.
If you recall, it took Michael Schofield a week or two to beat out Ja’Tyre Carter to get a hold of first-team snaps. You can say they were easing him in, but he was still splitting time with Carter when Riley Reiff, who was signed around the same time was already locked into a role and given off days.
So, Schofield has not wowed in practice, he looked lost against starters and did not look any better against backups. It is fair to wonder if the team just ends the experiment after the third preseason.
Most teams will not keep ten offensive linemen, but if the team did it would mean two right guards. With Jenkins locker into starting, the Chicago Bears would have to decide between Schofield or the rookie Ja’Tyre Carter.
Carter could find himself on the practice squad, and considering he is a rookie from a small school, he may clear waivers. Still, this is a player they drafted and they now would have to hope that he does clear waivers, or else they will completely lose him.
If they do not see Schofield starting, they may feel better about keeping Carter on the roster. So, they asked Schofield to show something in that last game and he did not prove much. He has one more game or else he may get cut.