The Chicago Bears have arguably one of the best teams on paper that they have ever had this season. That means that finally, the team has some depth at positions that they never had depth at before.
This affects more than just Jay Cutler, who is getting more weapons, or Lovie Smith, who can use his new toys on defense to do more schemes and trick plays. Players that, in the past, used to be a lock to make the roster are now being cut. Players like Josh McCown who played great this preseason and still ended up getting cut because the Bears needed the room on the roster for other players.
When some players get cut, they get signed by the Bears again to the team's practice squad, eight players in all. These eight players do exactly what their job description is, they play on the team's practice squad against the players for the Bears and get a chance to stay and work with the team in hopes of being lifted from the practice squad to a position on the 53-man final roster.
With more depth at certain positions, that means that the Bears can have better quality players on the practice squad to help out because they don't need them on the final roster. Better practice squad players means that the team will play better, having to face good football players every day. Here are all eight players on the practice squad and how they can personally help the team win.