4 Chicago Bears who need to get more playing chances

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Chicago Bears Offseason Workout, Doug Kramer
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2. Can the Chicago Bears give Doug Kramer a chance?

An underrated note from the past couple of weeks was the Chicago Bears designating Doug Kramer as a player to return from the IR. They did this last week, so the Bears now have this week and next week to activate him from the IR or they will lose him for the season. Since they designated him ready to return, only a setback would be reason why Kramer is not back in the next two weeks. It brings up a question of whether or not he should start.

On one hand, he is a seventh-round pick who missed his entire rookie season due to injury. He has 142 snaps in the preseason, and that is it. Even in the third preseason game, he suffered another injury. So, in 142 snaps, he has a season-ending injury and an injury that took him out for about six or seven weeks. Needless to say, this is not some obvious answer coming to save the season.

Still, what better do the Bears have? They benched Cody Whitehair for Lucas Patrick, who they technically benched after he got hurt. Patrick cannot stay healthy, and Whitehair looks like a washed-up version of his old self. The Chicago Bears do not have an answer at center, and it is already costing them games. What is the worst that Doug Kramer could do here? Expect the Bears to give him a shot a week or two after he gets fully healthy.