Chicago Bears Roster: Team will keep minimum nine offensive linemen
Like cornerback, the Bears’ offensive line has been a big topic of discussion over the course of training camp and preseason. Injuries have ravaged the Bears up front, with the biggest news coming when rookie second-round pick Teven Jenkins was announced to be undergoing surgery that would put him out most of this season.
The Bears have also seen injuries to James Daniels, Germain Ifedi, Lachavious Simmons and Alex Bars, whether minor or major. Now, the Bears’ projected starting offensive line is finally healthy with Jason Peters taking over at left tackle.
But, going into this season, the Bears must be overly cautious with this group and ensure they have enough depth. If I am Matt Nagy, I want to keep an abundance of linemen, especially due to the fact that Fields will be out there sooner or later.
When the cuts are final, we could see the Bears keeping Cody Whitehair, Sam Mustipher, Elijah Wilkinson, Alex Bars, rookie Larry Borom, Peters, Daniels, Ifedi and Simmons. If they went above and beyond to keep 10, last year’s seventh rounder Arlington Hambright could sneak in there.
That’s a lot of offensive linemen to keep, but the Bears have a bigger need there than most positions.