Chicago Bears Training Camp: 5 Players on the Roster Bubble

Chicago Bears Training Camp: 5 Players on the Roster Bubble

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The Bears have released their first depth chart and their first preseason game is only days away. This is the time of eternal hope for fans and non-stop anxiety for players trying to make the team. Whether a veteran or a rookie, you must bring your "A" game every rep, every practice, every opportunity. Here are five Bears players living that anxious life on the roster bubble.

5. Jordan Lynch

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5. Jordan Lynch

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Lynch is a long shot to make the Bears 54-man roster, but they’d love to keep him around on the practice squad. If Lynch plays well on special teams, he could find his way onto the roster, or even end up on another team’s roster following the preseason. If he wants to run out of that tunnel on opening weekend, he has to show out every chance he gets.

4. Josh Morgan

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4. Josh Morgan

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Morgan has made a some spectacular plays at camp, but so have Eric Weems and Chris Williams, who are both in the mix for roles on special teams. Weems has experience with the Bears and has an almost-guaranteed roster spot. Williams and Morgan will battle it out throughout the rest of preseason to see whose bubble will burst.

3. Cornelius Washington

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3. Cornelius Washington

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Unfortunately for Washington, veterans like Austen Scott, Trevor Lane and Nate Collins have played well in training camp. Washington, a young prospect out of Georgia, failed to make a huge impression in his time with the Bears last season. That, combined with a very mundane showing at camp, makes it essential that he comes up with some big plays in preseason games.

2. Adrian Wilson

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2. Adrian Wilson

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The veteran really only has one way to make the team and that’s to win the starting position. The Bears won’t keep him around as a backup because of his age, so Wilson needs to have an impressive preseason. The Bears have brought him along slowly as he is recovering from injury, so each rep he takes is vital to his roster bubble status.

1. Dante Rosario

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1. Dante Rosario

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As the only possible backup tight end that was on the Bears last season, Rosario has the upper hand over stud blocker Matthew Mulligan and solid all-around player Zach Miller. Rosario was listed as the backup on the initial depth chart, but Mulligan has impressed the coaches with his quality blocking. Rosario must play well in preseason to earn his spot.


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