5 major takeaways from Chicago Bears first unofficial depth chart

The Chicago Bears gave us some clarity at wide receiver, running back, edge rusher, cornerback, and offensive line with their first unofficial depth chart

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2. Trevis Gipson may be the Chicago Bears odd man out

When the Chicago Bears signed Yannick Ngakoue, there was a question of which edge rusher this would impact the most. They had a rotation between DeMarcus Walker, Rasheem Green, Trevis Gipson, Dominique Robinson, and Terrell Lewis. Now, who falls to six, and even five is not a lock?

The starters on the depth chart were Walker and Ngakoue. Behind them was Dominique Robinson and Rasheem Green. Neither Is shocking as the team signed Green this year, and they have high hopes for Robinson in year two. The third-string edge rushers were Lewis and then rookie UDFA D'Anthony Jones.

This left Trevis Gipson as a fourth-string player. Lewis is not a huge shock. When Lewis is healthy, he is probably better than Gipson in all areas. The issue with Lewis is health. Still, Gipson being behind Jones is a statement. As we noted with Vildor, Gipson was getting starting work towards the end of last season. So, the team went out of their way to bump him down, especially below a rookie UDFA who has not played a game.

This regime did not draft Trevis Gipson; they gave him a shot, and he failed. This regime drafted and signed every other player in the room. They may be ready to move on, and signing Ngakoue may have signaled it.