One Bears player on the roster bubble at each position

Who might be in danger?
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Following the 2024 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears look a whole lot different.

This roster is more well-equipped than it's been in recent years, and expectations are now higher than they've been in a while.

With the influx of talent over the course of the offseason, it's time to start thinking about how this roster is going to take shape.

How will the Bears' roster take shape in the coming months?

Let's take a look at some players who might be on the roster bubble as the offseason activities heat up.

Quarterback: Austin Reed

We know Caleb Williams comes to Chicago as the unquestioned starter, even as a rookie. His backup, for now, is second-year pro Tyson Bagent. Chicago also signed veteran Brett Rypien this offseason, along with bringing in undrafted rookie Austin Reed out of Western Kentucky.

Because this is a brand-new offense and offensive staff, there's no telling whether or not Bagent will remain the backup or if Shane Waldron will prefer a veteran like Rypien. Who knows, maybe Reed has a shot if he puts on a show this summer. But, for right now, he's likely on the outside looking in.

Running Back: Travis Homer

At the moment, Travis Homer is third on the Bears' depth chart at running back.

Undrafted free agent Ian Wheeler could push Homer throughout the summer, though, especially because the Howard product has experience in the return game. Homer only played six snaps on offense last year, not taking a touch. He's a special teams guy, and if the Bears were to see more upside with Wheeler, Homer could be a casualty.