2. Could A.J. Thomas make the Chicago Bears roster?
AJ Thomas is a second-year UDFA from Western Michigan. He is another player who was solid during the preseason and stuck around because of that. He made the practice squad, but late in the season, he was called up to the roster.
He was active from week 13 on, and he played three phases on special teams. AJ Thomas finished his first year with 66 special teams snaps and 13 defensive snaps, which is a win for a UDFA. He now enters year two with a chance to build off of that> it is not like the Chicago Bearsp ut heavy investments into safety, and they lost DeAndre Houston-Carson along the way.
The team has Jaquan Brisker and Eddie Jackson, but things get interesting after that. Elijah Hicks should make it, and then A.J. Thomas should compete with Kendall Williamson and Adrian Colbert. The good is news is that one and maybe even two of them will be making the roster.
For Thomas he sees Colbet, who has bounced around the NFL and is older, and then Williamson, who is a rookie. Williamson was drafted, but only in round seven. A.J. Thomas beating out a rookie drafted that late would be a mild upset but not a shock. Because Colbert is known and Williamson was drafted, they usually get the projected call over AJ Thomas, but Thomas is a sleeper to crack the 53 this season.