5 veterans who won't make Chicago Bears roster Week 1

The Chicago Bears have totally turned over the roster in just over a year, and it's going to continue to evolve

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5. Trestan Ebner, RB

The running back room is one of the more crowded rooms on this Bears roster, and the team is going to use four of them in some shape or form. Obviously, Khalil Herbert is going to be the guy right away. But, veteran D'Onta Foreman will get plenty of run as well behind him.

Travis Homer checks in as a third-down back with lots of special teams value, but the most intriguing name here is the rookie out of Texas, Roschon Johnson, who could wind up stealing the starting job by season's end if he takes advantage of his opportunities.

Those four running backs wiil round out the position, leaving last year's rookie sixth-round pick, Trestan Ebner, as an odd man out. Ebner never really showed much as a rookie when he was given limited opportunities, and the Bears clearly moved in a different direction this year. Poles proved the running back position was one he wanted to attack, signing two veterans and drafting Johnson.

Last year, Ebner rushed 24 times for 53 yards. He did play on 40 percent of special teams snaps, but that's also why the team signed Homer.

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