3 first year Chicago Bears who may not earn a second chance in 2023

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Chicago Bears, Trestan Ebner
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1. Chicago Bears are all but done with Trestan Ebner

Trestan Ebner was a former sixth-round pick, so the expectations were not sky-high for him to begin with. However, running backs can come from anywhere, so there was a thought that he may take a step forward with the team. Where he stands now you can make a case that he will be on the practice squad, though.

Ebner struggled massively. He was not nearly as decisive as Darrynton Evans and was worse in pass protection. He also was slow to set up a screen and it forced Justin Fields to hold the ball and take a sack. The team cannot have running backs be the reason Fields gets hit.

After that point, they moved more toward playing Evans over Ebner. Then, they went out of their way to upgrade the spot this offseason. They lost David Montgomery but added so much more. Between D'onta Foreman and Roschon Johnson, they will not be asking Ebner to run between the tackles.

Between Johnson and Travis Homer you will not see Ebner on passing downs. He is going to enter training camp as the fifth running back, and while Homer does not flash, he does the small things that will keep him on the roster, and Ebner off of it. When you break it down, the only way he makes the roster is if the team has given up on Velus Jones, and they want Ebner to return kicks. One way or the other, one of those two is likely to get cut.

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Missing on a sixth-round pick will happen, but it is interesting to note how quickly the team was ready to replace Trestan Ebner.