Chicago Bears: 5 dark horse candidates to make the final roster

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Chicago Bears, Sam Kamara
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Dark horse candidates to make Chicago Bears roster: DL Sam Kamara

The Bears’ defensive line has a chance to be one of the better units in all of football this year, thanks to Eddie Goldman returning in 2021. After he sat out last season, the line took a step back especially in defending the run.

Now, they have Goldman back with Akiem Hicks and Bilal Nichols. The Bears also re-signed Mario Edwards on a multi-year deal, so those four will be the primary linemen on the field this season. Behind those guys, they also have former Cardinal Angelo Blackson who many thought would take Hicks’ place if they moved on from him.

That’s five defensive linemen, and oh by the way, they have rookie Khyiris Tonga who could be the sixth on the roster. From there, do the Bears think of keeping a seventh? If so, who is it?

Undrafted rookie Sam Kamara out of Stony Brook could be a real dark horse to make this roster, but if he impresses in camp, he just might sneak on.

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At 6-foot-2 and roughly 275 pounds, Kamara is much more explosive than one would think. He’s generally undersized, but Kamara has even expressed to Bears coaches already that he’s willing to learn the EDGE position as well. He’s been a hard worker already this offseason and is willing to do whatever it takes to make this team.