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?

Chicago Bears, Trestan Ebner
Chicago Bears, Trestan Ebner / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Trestan Ebner, RB

One of the deepest positions on this Bears roster is at running back. When David Montgomery left for the Detoit Lions, one of the biggest questions became how the Bears would fill his shoes. Ultimately, the Bears didn't just fill his shoes, but the rest of the depth chart by making three moves.

Signing D'Onta Foreman and Travis Homer deepened the group, in addition to drafting Roschon Johnson out of Texas.

Khalil Herbert will lead the pack, but Foreman will get some touches here and there as well. Homer was signed to be a special teams ace and possible third down back from time to time. And then there's Johnson, whom the Bears like a lot and could end up being the starter once Herbert's contract is up.

That leaves Trestan Ebner without a spot. It's not that he's a bad player, but he doesn't do anything exceptionally well. The Bears are simply too deep at the position to keep Ebner around as a fifth back, so he will find himself not making the cut in the end.