Chicago Bears Training Camp: Bears Release First Depth Chart

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Jul 25, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) and fullback

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(43) go through footwork drills during training camp at Olivet Nazarene University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Running Backs 

  1. Matt Forte
  2. Shaun Draughn
  3. Michael Ford

When the Bears signed Draughn shortly before the NFL Draft, the move was overlooked by many. While Draughn has experience in the NFL as a backup running back, many thought the veteran would strictly be a camp body for the Bears.

The Bears proceeded to draft Ka’Deem Carey and the expectation was that Carey would be inserted as the backup to Forte. While Carey has been impressive during training camp, Draughn has received majority of the work with the second team offense.

Interesting enough, Carey did not even surpass Ford on the running back depth chart. Carey, however, could ascend to the backup role behind Forte is he continues to impress Bears’ coaches.

In recent seasons, Forte has barely came off the field with the Bears. Between his rushing ability and skill-set as a receiver, Forte likely will operate on the same minute level this season with the Bears.