5 Chicago Bears On The Roster Bubble In Preseason Week 2

5 Chicago Bears On The Roster Bubble In Preseason Week 2

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After a win over the Eagles in Week 1 of the preseason, these five Chicago Bears have something to prove heading into Week 2 if they hope to make the final roster in 2014.

5. Jordan Lynch, RB

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5. Jordan Lynch, RB

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The former QB and Heisman Trophy finalist has made a quick transition to RB, and finished Week 1 with a team-high 24 yards rushing, including a punishing 12-yarder. With six RB getting carries in the team's first preseason game, Lynch faced an uphill battle for playing time, though if he continues to put in the work as he has been so far, he can dramatically increase his chances of making the final roster.

4. Senorise Perry, RB

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4. Senorise Perry, RB

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Perry finds himself in the same boat as Lynch, battling it out with four players for the final RB spot. With five carries for 17 yards in Week 1, Perry will need to make the most of any touches he'll receive in Week 2 in order to climb the depth chart.

3. Michael Spurlock, WR

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3. Michael Spurlock, WR

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While Spurlock was able to add a TD reception to his stat line late in the third quarter, he was still under the gun as a result of a muffed punt return on the previous possession. If Spurlock hopes to make the final roster, he will need to be a valuable part of special teams, something that he will need to show in Week 2.

2. Nate Collins, DT

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2. Nate Collins, DT

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Collins is plenty closer to making the team than missing the boat, but he is coming off an ACL tear in 2013, and the Bears have added plenty of young depth along the defensive line. Collins will need to prove that his knee will hold up this season, and continue making strides to get back to form following his injury if he wants to hold off the younger guys.

1. Jordan Palmer, QB

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1. Jordan Palmer, QB

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While Palmer will still be listed as the No. 2 QB heading into Week 2, he was outplayed by newcomer Jimmy Clausen against the Eagles. This competition is far from over, though Palmer will have to make some great plays against the Jaguars this week to keep the pressure off. The Bears typically only carry two QBs into the regular season, which means Palmer and Clausen have only a few weeks left to stake their claim for the No. 2 spot.

Mike Cuddy is a Chicago Bears writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @MikeCuddy, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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