5 Chicago Bears players in danger after first unofficial depth chart released

After the first depth chart was released by the Bears, which players might be feeling the heat?

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4. Trevis Gipson, EDGE

Trevis Gipson is another one of those guys who started last year, but now all of the sudden, is fighting for a roster spot. Gipson shows up dead last at his position on this first depth chart, which quite frankly seems odd. He is well-worth a roster spot, although he might not be a starting-caliber player.

Starting for the Bears at defensive end are newly-signed Yannick Ngakoue and DeMarcus Walker, whom the team signed as a free agent this spring. Behind those two, the Bears have veteran Rasheem Greene and last year's fifth-round pick Dominique Robinson. The next guy up, surprisingly, seems to be 2020 third-round pick Terrell Lewis, who spent the first three years of his career with the Rams.

Gipson sits behind Lewis on the depth chart, right now, which is something I don't think any fan saw coming. Yet, it's the reality the former Tulsa standout has to live with. After a promising second season in Chicago where Gipson notched 7.0 sacks, he came up with just 3.0 last season. This is the final year of his contract, and the Bears won't be out much if they decided to cut him.