Chicago Bears post-draft running back depth chart 

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Now that the NFL draft is over we are into the slow portion of the offseason. There will be a few more moved, but overall the roster will be set heading into training camp. So, it is a good time to reset and view where the Chicago Bears depth chart stands heading into the heat of the summer. 

What does the Chicago Bears running back depth chart look like?

1. D'Andre Swift

The Chicago Bears gave D’Andre Swift real money and they made him their first big move of the free agency period. It was clear they were targeting him as a pass-catching option, and Swift will be their lead back. He has always had issues carrying the entire load, but the Bears do have enough depth behind him.

2. Khalil Herbert

Herbert was the starter to begin last season, but a back injury ended that run. He came back, but simply did not look himself and did not earn the brunt of the workload back. The Bears see a big play hitter who cannot handle a full game of carries. He is a complimentary number two entering the final year of his rookie salary contract.

3. Roschon Johnson

The Chicago Bears wanted to see more from Roschon Johnson last year. A concussion came at the most untimely moment because the depth chart had just opened up for him when it happened. His pass protection and passing game work can get him on the field, but Swift being so dynamic in that area is going to hurt his chances. 

4. Travis Homer

Travis Homer should make the roster due to special teams value, but he provides very little on the offensive side of the ball. 

5. Ian Wheeler

Ian Wheeler could make the roster due to kick return ability. Perhaps, if Wheeler earns a spot they could save two roster spots by cutting Travis Homer as the fourth back, but also Velus Jones, whose only role is kick returns now. 


Khari Blassingame 

Khari Blassingame is back at fullback without anyone competing for his spot.