Chicago Bears: Projected 53-man roster following 2019 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears, Chris Blewitt
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Special Teams

Christ Blewitt, Kicker

This is an absolute shot in the dark, right now. Before the draft, you’d heard plenty of folks — myself included — that the Bears’ starters were set. Well, of course, we were all talking about offense and defense. The kicker is still way, way up in the air.

As of right now, Chris Blewitt looks to be atop the depth chart — again, that’s at this very moment. Heck, even rookie mini camp could change that outlook going forward. We will have to see what unfolds over the summer months.

Pat O’Donnell, Punter

The Bears are almost sticking with Pat O’Donnell by default, and I would hope that next year they attempt to upgrade the position. For now, O’Donnell seemed to be the logical choice since free agency didn’t hold any clear-cut upgrades. If anything, most were on par with O’Donnell, statistically speaking.

Patrick Scales, Long Snapper

This isn’t a flashy position, but continuity is something that matters — especially in such crucial situations. Patrick Scales has done his job well since becoming a Bear — which is why you hardly hear his name.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Kick Returner

Yes, if you do the math correctly, the Bears will technically keep a whopping seven wideouts going into the 2019 season. What Pace and Nagy have proven to us is this: You cannot have enough weapons on offense, period.

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The Bears will go into the 2019 campaign with a ridiculous amount of playmakers on offense, and in Cordarrelle Patterson‘s case, the no. 1 kick returner in the NFL today. That’s quite the difference from a year ago.