Chicago Bears: Players fighting for their future at rookie minicamp

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Chicago Bears rookies fighting for their future: RB CJ Marable

After the draft was over, Coastal Carolina running back CJ Marable was one of the top undrafted free agents available. The Bears worked quickly to sign him, but Marable has an uphill battle in Chicago.

The Bears’ running back situation looks a heck of a lot better this year than it did a year ago. Behind starter David Montgomery, the Bears get Tarik Cohen back and also signed Damien Williams to be more of a true backup type. Not only that, but the Bears drafted Khalil Herbert out of Virginia Tech in the sixth round.

Those four figure to be the locked and loaded running backs on this roster, so it’s going to be tough for Marable to make the 53-man. This rookie minicamp is the start of an uphill battle for the versatile Marable, who would probably end up on the practice squad in Chicago — and that’s his best-case scenario here.

More than likely, Marable’s future is in the hands of the other 31 teams, unless the Bears decided to keep five running backs. The one thing Marable has going for him is that he’s more of the Cohen type in that he’s an offensive weapon.

Marable can catch the ball real well out of the back field and also possesses excellent vision. He’s a patient runner. In three seasons at Coastal Carolina, Marable rushed for 2,691 yards and 29 touchdowns while also catching 84 passes for 703 yards and 12 touchdowns.