Chicago Bears 53-Man Roster Projection 3.0: Who makes the cut?

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Following the Chicago Bears’ third preseason game over the Denver Broncos, the 53-man roster is coming a bit closer into view.

Saturday night, the Chicago Bears came away with a rather exciting preseason victory over the Denver Broncos. It’s not every day you hear those words, but excitement is exactly what the last four minutes of the contest provided.

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While preseason records mean nothing, preseason football means everything to about, well, let’s say roughly 40 to 45 players on the Bears. Most of the starters and quite a few depth positions are filled, but as the coaches trim the roster down from 90 men to just 53 by September 1st, dozens of players will be dealing with the utmost anxiety.

The Bears’ roster is no exception to some intriguing position battles — both for starting spots and backup roles. Particularly, the outside linebackers, wide receivers and cornerbacks should provide maybe one or two surprises come early September. As of this moment, those three groups are far from settled, in terms of the last one or two spots on the depth chart.

After both the Hall of Fame Game and the exhibition against the Cincinnati Bengals, some of the position groups came into focus. Still, though, there will be much to be settled over the course of the last two preseason outings.

Following the game against Denver, how much really changed from the last projection we did? Well, let’s take a look, shall we?