Chicago Bears Training Camp: Bears Release First Depth Chart

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Jul 25, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman during training camp at Olivet Nazarene University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

In anticipation of facing the Philadelphia Eagles to open up the Pre-Season on Friday, the Chicago Bears released their first depth chart of the season on Sunday.

Entering training camp, the key positions to watch were at the quarterback, running back, linebacker, and safety positions.

Behind starting quarterback Jay Cutler, both Jordan Palmer and Jimmy Clausen are the two main candidates to be the Bears’ backup quarterback this season.

Michael Ford, Ka’Deem Carey, and Shaun Draughn are competing to be the backup running back behind Matt Forte.

Lance Briggs was the only set member of the Bears’ linebacker core. D.J. Williams, Jonathan Bostic, and Shea McClellin have been the main competitors at the other two linebacker positions.

The competition at safety is the storyline of the summer. Ryan Mundy, Danny McCray, M.D. Jennings, Adrian Wilson, and Brock Vereen have all been competing to earn one of the two open starting safety spots on the Bears’ defense.

The depth chart that was released by the Bears on Sunday has given an indicator on how those positions stack up as the team prepares to start the Pre-Season.