Bears 53-Man Roster Prediction Ahead of 2024 Training Camp

How will the Chicago Bears initial 53-man roster look in 2024?
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Wide Receiver (6): D.J. Moore, Rome Odunze, Keenan Allen, Tyler Scott, Velus Jones, Dante Pettis

Adding D.J. Moore last year really helped Justin Fields take his next step as a passer. Perhaps if Chicago had him earlier, Fields wouldn’t be a kick returner this year.

Now, Moore has help around him in the form of Rome Odunze and Keenan Allen. It’s a deep group with a lot of talent. Even Tyler Scott is someone to watch. As for Dante Pettis and Velus Jones, they offer speed and return skills.

Tight End (4): Cole Kmet, Gerald Everett, Marcedes Lewis, Stephen Carlson

Cole Kmet is the high-dollar tight end who went off with 73 receptions last year. You would like to see more yards per reception from him and that should happen with their improved offense. With more receivers to back the safeties off, Kmet will have more room to operate.

Behind him is Gerald Everett, who again follows Shane Waldron. He’s a receiving threat whereas the ageless Marcedes Lewis is there for blocking. Stephen Carlson is fourth and while he’s not elite in any area, he has very few holes in his game.

Offensive Line (9): Braxton Jones, Teven Jenkins, Ryan Bates, Nate Davis, Darnell Wright, Matt Pryor, Kiran Amegadjie, Shelton Coleman, Aviante Collins

Another area where Ryan Poles has done well in building this roster is the O-line. He’s made sure the rookie quarterback will be comfortable with a good mix of veterans and younger players. They didn’t play up to their potential in 2023 which will be the goal this season but the talent t is there. That includes rookie Kiran Amegadjie who has the makings of a long-term starter at offensive tackle.