1. Is Velus Jones still on the Chicago Bears roster bubble?
Velus Jones cannot seem to do anything to improve his status with the Chicago Bears. It is always one step forward with two steps back with him. Velus Jones needs to be a return option to keep his roster status. He lost the punt return job to Dante Pettis last season.
Dante Pettis was handing him a job because he could not get healthy. However, in preseason week one, he fumbled a punt, opening the door for him to lose that spot. Now, he missed preseason week two with an injury. Of course, that also means that he missed practice for most of the week. So, for about a full week of practice and a game in the preseason, we saw Dante Pettis back at the starting punt return job.
He did not do anything to win the job, but at the same time did nothing to lose it. He played it safe, which is smart when your competition cannot stop fumbling. Jones probably still has a roster spot but if he misses more time the Chicago Bears will have no choice. He keeps losing roles and jobs and it is getting tougher to find a reason for him to stick on the roster.