|Offense||15th||108.4 (17th)||248.1 (14th)|
|Defense||15th||121.9 (27th)||224.9 (7th)|
|Aguayo, Roberto||K||6-0||207||5/17/1994||2||Florida State|
|38||Amos, Adrian||FS||6-0||214||4/29/1993||3||Penn State|
|35||Banks, Johnthan||CB||6-2||190||10/3/1989||5||Mississippi State|
|4||Barth, Connor||K||5-11||204||4/11/1986||10||North Carolina|
|57||Boggs, Taylor||C||6-3||302||2/20/1987||5||Humboldt State|
|18||Braverman, Daniel||WR||5-10||185||9/28/1993||1||Western Michigan|
|85||Brown, Daniel||TE||6-5||247||5/26/1992||3||James Madison|
|26||Bush, Deon||SS||6-0||205||8/14/1993||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|29||Cohen, Tarik||RB||5-6||181||7/26/1995||R||North Carolina A&T|
|76||Compton, Tom||T||6-5||313||5/10/1989||5||South Dakota|
|68||Coward, Rashaad||DT||6-5||320||11/6/1994||R||Old Dominion|
|26||Cunningham, Benny||RB||5-10||217||7/7/1990||5||Middle Tennessee|
|2||Davis, Titus||WR||6-1||191||1/3/1993||1||Central Michigan|
|21||Demps, Quintin||SS||5-11||216||6/29/1985||10||Texas-El Paso|
|50||Freeman, Jerrell||ILB||6-0||236||5/1/1986||6||Mary Hardin-Baylor|
|23||Fuller, Kyle||CB||6-0||190||2/16/1992||4||Virginia Tech|
|8||Glennon, Mike||QB||6-6||229||12/12/1989||5||NC State|
|91||Goldman, Eddie||NT||6-4||320||1/6/1994||3||Florida State|
|32||Hall, Deiondre'||CB||6-2||206||5/31/1994||2||Northern Iowa|
|96||Hicks, Akiem||DE||6-5||332||11/16/1989||6||Regina (Canada)|
|36||Houston-Carson, DeAndre||FS||6-1||205||4/13/1993||2||William & Mary|
|47||Irving, Isaiah||LB||6-2||254||6/9/1994||R||San Jose State|
|52||Jones, Christian||LB||6-3||245||2/18/1991||4||Florida State|
|68||Joseph, Dieugot||T||6-6||302||3/21/1994||R||Florida International|
|63||Kirsch, Mitchell||G||6-5||308||11/2/1994||R||James Madison|
|44||Kwiatkoski, Nick||ILB||6-2||242||5/26/1993||2||West Virginia|
|33||Langford, Jeremy||RB||6-0||211||12/6/1991||3||Michigan State|
|22||LeBlanc, Cre'von||CB||5-11||190||7/25/1994||2||Florida Atlantic|
|72||Leno Jr., Charles||T||6-3||305||10/9/1991||4||Boise State|
|67||Lewis-Moore, Kapron||DE||6-4||320||1/24/1990||4||Notre Dame|
|70||Massie, Bobby||T||6-6||317||8/1/1989||6||Ole Miss|
|92||McPhee, Pernell||OLB||6-3||269||12/17/1988||7||Mississippi State|
|81||Meredith, Cameron||WR||6-3||207||9/21/1992||3||Illinois State|
|16||O'Donnell, Pat||P||6-4||217||2/22/1991||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|83||Pruitt, MyCole||TE||6-2||243||3/24/1992||2||Southern Illinois|
|43||Reynolds, Rashaad||CB||5-11||191||2/2/1991||1||Oregon State|
|74||Robertson-Harris, Roy||DE||6-7||294||7/23/1993||1||Texas-El Paso|
|6||Sanchez, Mark||QB||6-2||232||11/11/1986||9||Southern California|
|48||Scales, Patrick||LS||6-4||239||2/11/1988||3||Utah State|
|45||Scearce, Alex||LB||6-3||236||6/3/1994||R||Coastal Carolina|
|9||Shaw, Connor||QB||6-1||210||9/19/1991||3||South Carolina|
|88||Sims, Dion||TE||6-4||268||2/18/1991||5||Michigan State|
|57||Skuta, Dan||LB||6-2||269||4/21/1986||9||Grand Valley State|
|79||Sowell, Bradley||T||6-7||312||6/6/1989||6||Ole Miss|
|43||Stevenson, Freddie||RB||6-0||241||4/12/1995||R||Florida State|
|10||Trubisky, Mitchell||QB||6-3||222||8/20/1994||R||North Carolina|
|30||Webb, B.W.||DB||5-11||186||5/3/1990||5||William & Mary|
|12||Wheaton, Markus||WR||5-11||185||2/7/1991||5||Oregon State|
|11||White, Kevin||WR||6-3||216||6/25/1992||2||West Virginia|
|65||Whitehair, Cody||C||6-3||310||7/11/1992||2||Kansas State|
|69||Wilson, C.J.||DE||6-3||323||3/30/1987||7||East Carolina|
|97||Young, Willie||OLB||6-4||258||9/19/1985||8||NC State|
|64||Kush, Eric (IR)||G||6-4||317||9/9/1989||4||California (PA)|
|82||Randle, Rueben (IR)||WR||6-2||203||5/7/1991||4||LSU|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
LeBlanc ended his rookie campaign by picking off a pair of passes over his last three contests, and although those were his only picks of the year, the strong finish provides optimism that he could be a big part of the Bears defense as he enters the second year of a three-year contract in 2017. Although he'll likely go undrafted in many IDP leagues, he could emerge as a sneaky option if he has a strong training camp.
Long's ankle issues seem to have died down over the last week which is a good sign. Even if he doesn't practice tomorrow, Long appears on track to play in the team's second preseason game.
The 27-year-old bounced around last season, playing with three different teams overall. He finished the season with the Bears and has now re-upped with them for one more season. The recent signing of Prince Amukamara likely negates any chance Banks had at landing a starting role in the secondary. However, he could add value as a special teamer.
As long as this doesn't turn into a long-term injury, Young will be counted upon as a rotational player who's excellent at pressuring opposing quarterbacks. He's notched 24 sacks over the past three seasons with the Bears, and with Pernell McPhee (knee) struggling with an injury of his own, Young could end up being a sneaky IDP option if McPhee misses significant regular-season action.
While Cunningham is currently buried on the depth chart, he proved to be a capable third-down back with pass-catching ability through the past four seasons with the Rams. He probably has a steep uphill climb to fantasy value, but Cunningham's experience should land him a spot on Chicago's 53-man roster to begin the season.
The severity of the injury isn't clear, but it sounds like he could be sidelined awhile.
Wheaton originally broke the finger during Sunday's practice, not long after returning from an appendectomy that kept him sidelined for nearly two full weeks. Without a clear timeline regarding Wheaton's potential return, Kendall Wright and Victory Cruz will have an opportunity to improve their stock as they battle for the No. 3 spot at wide receiver.
Randle was placed on IR to make room on the roster for recently signed kicker Roberto Aguayo. The veteran receiver was stuck behind a plethora of wideouts. The move hints that Randle may have even less fantasy value that previously anticipated and will likely struggle to make it onto the field this season.
Unrein was a regular on the field at defensive end for the Bears, but his inability to compile numbers has made him nearly invisible as a fantasy option, as he averaged two tackles per contest. He's under contract with the Bears next season, though he'll need to show significant improvement to become a viable option in IDP leagues.
In a season in which he lost four games to his suspension, Freeman finished the season strong by posting at least nine tackles in each of his last four games. He'll enter the second year of a four-year contract with the Bears in 2017, and he should continue to produce excellent tackle numbers, making him an elite IDP option at inside linebacker
Barth's field goal was a 25-yard chip shot, as he had a quiet night in the preseason opener. As he enters the season on an offense that's not expected to be explosive, he'll likely be an uninspiring fantasy option.
On the Broncos first offensive series, Floyd quickly beat the right tackle with a combination of speed and hand technique to record his sack. In addition, he also knocked down the quarterback on a subsequent drive. He's already viewed by many as an IDP sleeper, and this performance will likely help fantasy managers identify him as a potential source of sacks.
Houston only lasted until Week 2 last season before tearing his ACL for the second time in three years -- but this time it was in his left knee and not his right. Despite participating in the Bears' OTAs this spring, the 2010 second-rounder hesitated to say whether he's returned to full strength. Thus, it seems like he's not quite there yet, but it doesn't seem like it will take much longer either.
Cruz worked primarily out of the slot during the Bears' offseason program, and with Cameron Meredith and Kevin White likely to lock down the starting receiving jobs on the outside, that's probably Cruz's best chance to make an impact. The veteran will still need to beat out Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton to garner enough targets to warrant fantasy consideration, so expectations should probably remain in check.
McManis played through his hamstring injury last week and was expected to this week. His main role will likely be on special teams once again.
Timu ascended into the starting lineup over the final three games of the season and was able to make the most of the opportunity, recording 23 tackles. While Shea McClellin looks like a strong candidate to return as a starter at one of the middle linebacker spots in 2016, the remaining spot could be up for grabs between Timu, Christian Jones, and any other candidates the front office may elect to bring in this offseason.
This report is based upon statements made by general manager Ryan Pace at the team's initial press conference of training camp. This is excellent news, as even if Trevathan isn't ready for the first practices of camp, it indicates that he could have a chance to be ready to play when the regular season begins.
It isn't certain when Anderson suffered the injury, or when he'll be back in action.
Carey went down with some sort of thigh injury during Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos and wasn't able to return to the game. His timetable for a return isn't clear.
Although Howard started the game, Tarik Cohen did take a first-team snap before Howard was finished for the evening. There's nothing relevant that can be taken from Howard's performance, but should Cohen continue to be mixed in with the first-string offense over the next two preseason games, it's possible that Howard could see fewer carries than previously expected.
Shaheen followed up an excellent showing in the Bears' offseason program, and followed that up with a strong training camp. Based on his progress, he's expected to have a sizable role at tight end alongside Dion Sims and Zach Miller. However, part of the key as to how much playing time he'll see will be based upon how well he blocks, since he's already shown good hands as a receiver.
Burton, who was waived by the Lions on Tuesday, brings size to a Bears backfield that includes Jordan Howard and then a whole bunch of change-of-pace type backs. However, Burton has received just four carries throughout his first two years in the league and will likely need to earn his keep on special teams in order to make the team.
Wright functioned as the starting slot receiver, though it should be noted that Markus Wheaton (appendix) sat out. He found an opening in the defense and caught a 14-yard pass from Glennon to convert the Bears' initial first down of the game. He'll certainly be in the mix for slot duties, but the team's depth chart at receiver after Kevin White and Cam Meredith should be hotly contested over the next few weeks.
Howard underwent offseason surgery to remove bone spurs in his hip, which was the injury that sidelined him for the final eight games of the 2016 season. Since he was healthy enough to participate in OTAs in May and June, it is completely believable that he'll be ready for training camp in late July.
This move was expected, as Kush tore his hamstring at practice. He was slated to be a swing player for the interior of the Bears' offensive line, so he would have served as a valuable presence backing up the currently injured Kyle Long (ankle). However, this injury does not figure to impact any of the Bears' skill players heading into the season.
Webb has played for four teams in as many seasons and the Bears will now mark his fifth. The journeyman played in 14 games for the Saints last season, including eight starts, and finished the 2016 season with 28 tackles and one interception. He likely isn't guaranteed a roster spot considering Chicago currently has 12 other cornerbacks under contract.
Head coach John Fox said he's not overly concerned with Hicks' injury, so the defensive lineman may not be out long. Jaye Howard (hip) likely will slide in with the starters until Hicks returns.
The Bears had kept Amukamara's status pretty tight-lipped for a few days but coach John Fox finally admitted that the team's starting cornerback is dealing with a hamstring issue. The good news is that the injury doesn't appear to be of the serious variety. It'll be important to monitor the Nebraska product's progress over the next several days but things seem to be more tame than they were a few days ago.
Even though the Bears lost Zach Miller to injury in Week 11, Dan Brown took over as the primary receiving option at tight end while Braunecker saw very limited opportunity as a receiver. On the season, he caught four of six targets with a long reception of 14 yards. He's under contract with the team for one more year, and is often the case with young tight ends, he certainly could see improvement, so it's possible that he could eventually emerge into a viable fantasy option.
While it's too early in the preseason to suggest Glennon is at any risk of losing his grip on the starting job, Thursday's outing was not particularly encouraging. He struggled to get into a rhythm and completed a paltry 25 percent of his passes while averaging 2.5 yards per attempt. Meanwhile, rookie Mitchell Trubisky shined against the Broncos, albeit against their second and third-team defenses. Still, Trubisky's strong showing will put the pressure on Glennon to perform in Chicago's next preseason game.
Hall was accompanied by a former teammate at Northern Iowa in Packers CB Makinton Dorleant and ultimately charged with three misdemeanor counts for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and interference. We'll wait and see if the league decides to dish out a punishment.
After making just 13 collegiate starts, Trubisky is expected to spend the season fine-tuning his craft as Mike Glennon's backup. Trubisky is considered the quarterback of the future, and with the Bears in a clear rebuild, the 2017 No. 2 overall selection could land behind center at some point this year. However, even with Thursday's encouraging showing in mind, Trubisky's unlikely to be a reliable fantasy asset this season.
Robertson-Harris will have to clear the league''s concussion protocol before he can get back to action. The 24-year-old was expected to take a step forward this season. Depending on how long he's sidelined could impact whether or not he'll have to wait to see an increased role.
Brown was the fourth tight end on the Bears to see action in the game and played with the second team. He missed out on an opportunity to convert a first down, dropping a pass that hit him right in the hands. He's buried on the depth chart at present, and unless that situation changes, he's not likely to be much of a fantasy factor to start the season.
Already slated for a backup role, Fuller will need to be on the field to compete for a roster spot. The Bears already chose not to pick up the fifth year of his rookie deal, and he's not a lock to make the team this year unless he earns it.
Boggs will have to pass through the league's concussion protocol before he can make a return to the field. Last season, Boggs appeared in five games for the Cardinals.
Jones-Quartey left Wednesday's practice early, but it wasn't clear why at first. He apparently rolled an ankle, but the severity of the injury isn't known.
Bullard practiced all week, albeit in a limited fashion. Cornelius Washington may see some extra snaps if Bullard is at all limited.
After impressing as a rookie in 2015, when he posted 67 tackles and one sack, he produced at an almost identical level in 2016. He's still under contract for two more years, and there's still time for him to improve upon his numbers, but unless he shows more playmaking ability, he'll continue to be an uninspiring IDP option at safety.
After a rookie season in which he started three games and appeared in all 16, Pruitt wasn't utilized nearly as much during the 2016 campaign, earning active status twice before landing on Minnesota's practice squad during Week 10 prep. He'll serve as tight end depth in a receiving corps without the likes of Zach Miller (foot) and Kevin White (fibula).
Cooper projects as an outside starting cornerback after signing with the Bears in free agency this off-season. Being on the field was a positive start for him, and he'll hopefully be upgraded to full practices before long, as it'll help him fit well into the new defensive system he's learning.
Miller operated as the first-string receiving tight end while Dion Sims was the primary blocker when the team lined up multiple tight ends. Assuming he stays healthy throughout the remainder of the preseason, he'll most likely open the season as the main pass catcher at his position.
Meredith technically didn't get the start, as the Bears lined up with three tight ends on the opening snap along with Kevin White as the wide receiver in the formation. He did, however, play the rest of the snaps with the starters, and he was targeted once on a deep pass, but the ball was slightly underthrown. He projects to be the top fantasy option at receiver on for Chicago, and his preseason performance should have little to no impact on his draft value.
Grasu tore his ACL in training camp last summer and spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve. He was a limited participant in OTAs this spring but said he'll be "120 percent" by the start of training camp.
Prosinski is a special teams stalwart, having racked up 56 tackles for the Bears the last two seasons. However, the soon-to-be 30-year-old slots in at the bottom of the depth chart at safety and isn't guaranteed a spot on the team.
Bellamy hurt his ankle in the third quarter of Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos. Unfortunately, the severity of his injury still isn't clear, so it's hard to say when he'll be back on the field.
The third-year linebacker took a sizeable step back in production during 2016 following the club's signings of Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan, notching just 15 tackles (nine solo) on the campaign. Trevathan (knee) could begin 2017 on the PUP list, potentially opening a starting spot early in the season for Jones once again.
Wilson appeared in six games for the Bears last season, starting one of them and tallying 13 tackles along the way. He isn't guaranteed a roster spot and will need to compete for a rotational role at defensive end ahead of the 2017 campaign.
Early in the game, Cohen rotated in for a play while Jordan Howard was still in the contest, though he gained most of his yardage while playing against the Broncos' defensive reserves. His usage in this contest would make it appear that he has a chance to compete for a role as a change-of-pace option to Howard, though that won't likely be decided until later in the preseason. Also, he shared punt return duties with fellow rookie, Eddie Jackson, and should Cohen earn the job as lead punt returner, his value in leagues that award points for return yardage would get a boost.
Although Kwiatkoski is a backup inside linebacker, he's a more than capable option for the Bears. Should he be needed to make starts during the season, his ability to pile up tackles could make him a streaming IDP option.
Acho has spent the past two seasons in Chicago where he has notched 66 tackles (48 solo), one sack, and two forced fumbles in 31 games following a four-year stint with the Cardinals. He figures to once again provide depth for the Bears' linebacker unit, while Pernell McPhee, Leonard Floyd, and Lamarr Houston figure to compete for the starting roles on the outside.
Langford had been easing his way back from a sprained ankle, which ultimately kept him sidelined for the Bears' first preseason contest. It's unclear at this point how involved he'll be during Saturday's preseason tilt against the Cardinals, as the Bears may elect to play it safe with the health of their No. 2 running back behind Jordan Howard.
The Buccaneers placed Aguayo on waivers Saturday after the kicker botched a field goal and an extra-point attempt in the preseason opener, as team brass was evidently fed up with the 2016 second-rounder's continued struggles. Now in Chicago, Aguayo will square off with another former Tampa Bay leg in Connor Barth.
Sanchez played for a short time during the second quarter, and had a pair of passes dropped, keeping him from being able to move the team down the field. He's been serving as the second-string quarterback throughout training camp, and he was utilized as such in this contest. Unless the team changes their stance on Mitch Trubisky's status as the third-stringer, Sanchez would likely be the starter should Mike Glennon missed time due to injury.
Jackson has been impressive through the early days of camp, as he's competing for a role at free safety. In addition, Jackson and Tarik Cohen both served as punt returners, and should Jackson retain this role during the season, he'll have value in leagues that feature scoring for return yardage. However, until his role on defense is determined, he's not yet worth a roster spot in IDP leagues.
White was annoyed by a Monday report that suggested Bears receivers coach Zach Azzanni put on the wideout's college film to help boost his confidence. It turns out White, Victor Cruz and Kendall Wright were all watching old film of each other, which in White's case means his tape from West Virginia, as he's only played four games in two NFL seasons. The No. 7 overall pick might also be be unhappy with reports that he got off to a slow start at training camp, though he now seems to be getting credit for turning things around the past couple days. White still figures to enter Week 1 as the starter across from Cameron Meredith, but early struggles might allow Wright, Cruz or Markus Wheaton (appendectomy) to push for the role.
It isn't clear why Davis is taking a seat Thursday, but his absence could mean added snaps for fellow reserves Alton Howard and Tanner Gentry.
Sitton was granted a temporary leave of absence after his wife went into labor early last week. Now back at camp, Sitton projects to resume his starting spot along the Bears offensive line.
Goldman had suffered from dehydration during his conditioning test Wednesday, but after being held out of practice Thursday, he's back on the field. If he can put together a healthy camp, he'll have a chance to post solid sack and tackle numbers as an interior lineman, making him a sleeper candidate in IDP leagues as he enters his third year as a pro.
Callahan played in only 11 games in 2016 but he recorded 32 tackles and five passes defensed as a depth corner. He'll likely be a backup corner once again in 2017, but he could see an increased role with the defense in what will be his third NFL season.
Demps was a special teams specialist early in his career until breaking out as a playmaker in the secondary over the last four years, when he generated 18 takeaways. He's coming off a career-year in which he intercepted six passes in 2016, and he'll likely be paired up as a starting safety with Adrian Amos. He's looking like an upside pick at the safety position in IDP leagues.
Jenkins split last season between New Orleans and Seattle, recording 13 tackles in nine games. He only has 62 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his four-year career, but at 350-plus pounds, he could be of use to Chicago's run defense in a depth role.
The Bears started the game with three tight ends on the field, and Sims was always in the game when the team used more than one tight end. However, he served as the primary blocker while Zach Miller was split out from the formation as a receiver, and unless something changes during the course of the preseason, this will likely be his role during the regular season.
McPhee spent the first six weeks of the 2016 season on the physically unable to perform list due to a knee injury, and when he returned he appeared to be playing at a heavier weight than when he first arrived in Chicago the year before. It isn't clear if McPhee simply returned to somewhere around his roster weight of 273 pounds or if he was able to get even lighter, but any weight loss in general should mean good things for McPhee in terms of staying healthy and improving upon his 2016 numbers of 16 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble.
Shaw had a screw removed from a prior surgery to his leg, but he's back on the field. Unless the Bears suffer an injury at quarterback, he likely won't make the regular-season roster, as he's currently fourth on the depth chart.
Thompson did the majority his damage as a receiver with the backups, though he did spend time on the field with the starters when the team went to three-receiver sets. As a returner, his biggest play was a 44-yard return that reminded fantasy managers of the success he had as the sixth-best punt returner in the league last year. His most consistent fantasy value should come from returning kicks, but he's certainly capable of chipping in as a receiver when he's pressed into action on offense.
Skuta spent the past two seasons in Jacksonville but dealt with a string of injuries last year that limited his productivity, as he only managed to record 18 tackles and one pass deflection through 13 games in 2016. The drop-off in performance was enough for the Jaguars to sever ties with the once-starting outside linebacker, who was slated to make $12.3 million over the next three seasons.
Though Braverman underwent offseason knee surgery in January, according to Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times, it isn't clear if he's still in recovery.
Bush was a limited participant in Friday's practice session, but ultimately wasn't up to the task for the team's final contest of the season. Harold Jones-Quartey should start at strong safety Sunday, with Demontre Hurst potentially subbing in if needed.