Projecting the Chicago Bears final 53-man roster before cutdown day

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The Chicago Bears remain undefeated after their 21-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Don’t let the final score fool you. The Chicago Bears starters (those who played) were winning 21-0 over the Cleveland starters (again those who played). It was not until late in the fourth quarter that the Browns had a chance to tie the game. They elected to go for two instead and were unable to convert — allowing the Bears to seal the win and remain undefeated this preseason.

Who will the Chicago Bears keep on the 2022 roster?

Preseason victories mean little, but what we saw from the starting offense has to make any Chicago Bears fan happy. Hell, everyone should even be excited for what this team has to offer this year — even in a rebuilding year. The national media should stop trying to sell their hot takes regarding this team. There is no way the team goes 0-16, Mike Martz. There is no way the team ends the year with the worst record in football. On top of that, there is no way that Justin Fields has the most turnovers in 2022.

Now that preseason is over, each team needs to cut their rosters down from 80 to 53 by Tuesday afternoon. That’s 864 players who are going to hit the open market. 512 of them will likely be brought back (16 per team) to practice squads. We will touch base on that later. For now, we are going to go through each position and determine which players stick around for the 2022 NFL season on the active roster.