Chicago Bears Training Camp: Assessing the first unofficial depth chart

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Defensive Backs, Wrap-Up

Cornerback: Kyle Fuller, Marcus Cooper, Doran Grant, Michael Joseph, John Franklin III

  • Although Cooper is listed at number two behind Fuller that does not mean his spot is safe. The remainder of the players will see a lot of time in the second halves of preseason games, but wont have much of a shot to make the team.

Free Safety: Eddie Jackson, Deon Bush, DeAndre Houston-Carson

  • All offseason, I’ve heard fans and reporters talk about how Amos is average and Bush is ready to overtake his starting spot. So, I thought it was interesting to see Bush as Jackson’s backup. Houston-Carson provides good special teams play. So much so that when it was rumored that the Philadelphia Eagles were ready to poach Houston-Carson from the Chicago Bears’ practice squad, Pace put him on the active roster.

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Strong Safety: Adrian Amos, Deiondre’ Hall, Jonathon Mincy, Nick Orr

  • Amos is one of the best safeties in football and despite what anyone else may tell you, his starting spot is safe. Hall appears to be a safety now, after being drafted as a cornerback. His versatility in the secondary can be very valuable. For what it’s worth, I feel way better about him playing meaningful snaps than Houston-Carson.

Cornerback: Prince Amukamara, Bryce Callahan, Cre’von Leblanc, Kevin Toliver II, Sherrick McManis

  • Bearing any injury, Callahan’s spot is secured. He has too much talent at the slot corner position to get beaten out by Leblanc. However, as I mentioned earlier about Cooper, I could see Leblanc, Toliver and McManis all make the roster over him. So, this will be a very competitive battle in camp and the preseason games.

Special Teams

Long Snapper: Patrick Scales

Kicker: Cody Parkey

Punter: Pat O’Donnell

Kick Returner: Benny Cunningham, Tarik Cohen

Punt Returner: Tarik Cohen, Bryce Callahan

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This depth chart should only be taken with a grain of salt, as it’s one of the earliest we will see this summer. After the Hall of Fame Game next Thursday night, I am sure things will shake up a bit specifically with all of the backups and beyond. We’ll have you updated as soon as the next is released.