5 Chicago Bears firmly on the roster bubble

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4. Darrynton Evans

When the Chicago Bears signed Darrynton Evans he was set up as their change of pace back. He also brought in return game upside that the team did not have. However, like most veterans getting a new chance on their second team Evans saw the draft hurt his chances of making the roster.

Velus Jones and Trestan Ebner made him pretty worthless as a return game asset and the Ebner addition in particular took away the role of the change of pace back.

Of course, the team could keep four running backs, but once again, the addition of a fullback makes it a bit more crowded in the room.

Evans brings little as a return man, and if special teams dictated things, it could be Allen over Evans. Still, Ebner is a rookie and he is now banged up. He should be ready, but keeping Evans just in case Ebner is not is on the table. He is a true toss-up.