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An Updated Look at the Bears Depth Chart, Which Includes as Many as Eight Potential New Starters

Analysis and Commentary

Organized Team Activities – also known as OTAs – begin today for the Chicago Bears, which offers up the opportunity to take a latest look at the team’s depth chart.

We last glanced at the Bears’ roster and depth chart back in March – so you can check that out here, and compare notes.


Players: Mike Glennon, Mark Sanchez, Mitch Trubisky, Connor Shaw
Rookie Watch: Trubisky (Round 1, Pick 2)

Running Back:

Players: Jordan Howard, Jeremy Langford, Benny Cunningham, Ka’Deem Carey, Tarik Cohen, Joel Bouagnon
Rookie Watch: Cohen (Round 5, Pick 119), Bouagnon (undrafted free agent)


Players: Freddie Stevenson
Rookie Watch: Stevenson (undrafted free agent)

Wide Receiver:

Players: Cameron Meredith, Kendall Wright, Kevin White, Deonte Thompson, Daniel Braverman, Josh Bellamy, Markus Wheaton, Rueben Randle, Titus Davis, Tanner Gentry, Jhajuan Seales
Rookie Watch: Gentry (undrafted free agent), Seales (undrafted free agent)

Tight End:

Players: Zach Miller, Dion Sims, Adam Shaheen, Franko House, Daniel Brown, Ben Braunecker, MyCole Pruitt
Rookie Watch: Shaheen (Round 2, Pick 45), House (undrafted free agent) 

Offensive Tackle:

Players: Charles Leno Jr., Bobby Massie, Bradley Sowell, Tom Compton, William Poehls, Dieugot Joseph, Mitchell Kirsch
Rookie Watch: Joseph (undrafted free agent), Kirsch (undrafted free agent)

Offensive Guard:

Players: Kyle Long, Josh Sitton, Taylor Boggs, Jordan Morgan, Eric Kush, Cyril Richardson
Rookie Watch: Morgan (Round 5, Pick 147)


Players: Cody Whitehair, Hroniss Grasu
Rookie Watch: N/A

Defensive Linemen:

Players: Akiem Hicks, Jaye Howard, Mitch Unrein, Jonathan Bullard, C.J. Wilson, John Jenkins, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Eddie Goldman, Rashaad Coward
Rookie Watch: Coward (undrafted free agent)


Players: Willie Young, Leonard Floyd, Sam Acho, Dan Skuta, Lamarr Houston, Pernell McPhee, Christian Jones, Roy Robertson-Harris, Jerrell Freeman, Danny Trevathan, Nick Kwiatkoski, Jonathan Anderson, John Timu, Alex Scearce, Hendrick Ekpe, Isaiah Irving
Rookie Watch: Scearce (undrafted free agent), Ekpe (undrafted free agent), Irving (undrafted free agent)


Players: Prince Amukamara, Cre’von LeBlanc, Bryce Callahan, Kyle Fuller, B.W. Webb, Johnthan Banks, Deiondre Hall, Sherrick McManis, Marcus Cooper, Rashaad Reynolds
Rookie Watch: N/A


Players: Quintin Demps, Adrian Amos, Harold Jones-Quartey, Deon Bush, Chris Prosinski, DeAndre Houston-Carson, Eddie Jackson
Rookie Watch: Jackson (Round 1, Pick 112)


Players: Connor Barth, Andy Phillips
Rookie Watch: Phillips (undrafted free agent)


Players: Pat O’Donnell
Rookie Watch:

Long Snapper:

Players: Patrick Scales
Rookie Watch: 

Projected Starters:

  • Quarterback: Mike Glennon*
  • Running Back: Jordan Howard
  • Fullback: Stevenson* (Rookie)
  • Wide Receiver: Cameron Meredith, Kevin White, Kendall Wright*
  • Tight End: Zach Miller, Dion Sims*
  • Offensive Tackle: Charles Leno Jr., Bobby Massie
  • Offensive Guard: Kyle Long (moving to a new position), Josh Sitton
  • Center: Cody Whitehair
  • Defensive End: Akiem Hicks, Jaye Howard*
  • Nose Tackle: Eddie Goldman
  • Outside Linebacker: Leonard Floyd, Pernell McPhee
  • Inside Linebacker: Jerrell Freeman, Danny Trevathan
  • Cornerback: Prince Amukamara*, Marcus Cooper*
  • Safety: Quintin Demps*, Adrian Amos

*-denotes new starter for 2017

Players Cut Since Last Update:

  • Running Backs: Bralon Addison, David Cobb
  • Fullback: Paul Lasike
  • Wide Receivers: Eddie Royal, Dres Anderson
  • Tight End: Justin Perillo
  • Defensive Line: Will Sutton, Ego Ferguson
  • Cornerback: Tracy Porter, De’Vante Bausby, Jacoby Glenn


Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.