3 Chicago Bears players who won't survive the preseason

  • A second-year pro running out of time
  • A second-year running back buried on the depth chart
  • A surprise cut at defensive end?

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As the Chicago Bears prepare to take on the Indianapolis Colts Saturday in Preseason Week 2, roster battles are heating up.

In the team's first preseason action last weekend against Tennessee, Bears fans saw the team look much different, and far more exciting. For once, the touchdowns scored in a preseason game were scored by the first team, for starters.

There were several other positions that became intriguing with key players stepping up. Because of this, things are coming into focus and we can now start guessing who could be left off the final roster. These three players probably won't survive the preseason to make the 53-man squad.

1. Velus Jones Jr., WR

From the moment Ryan Poles drafted Velus Jones Jr. last year out of Tennessee, in the third round, fans everywhere questioned it. Whether it was his age, his lack of experience as a true wide receiver, or another excuse, many fans tried to ignore them and stay positive.

But, the writing is getting clearer and clearer on that wall for Jones, who struggled as a rookie with fumbles and was rarely trusted on offense. In his first preseason game, Jones fumbled once again, appearing to have not improved in that area whatsoever.

The Bears' receiver depth is pretty strong, including D.J. Moore, Darnell Mooney, Chase Claypool, Tyler Scott, Equanimeous St. Brown and from there, maybe one more. Will it be Jones? Will it be Dante Pettis? Will a surprise emerge?

Whoever it is, my money is on the fact that Jones doesn't make the cut while the Bears admit failure on this pick.