The Chicago Bears roster appears to be set heading into training camp, so it's time to look at some players who may not make the final cut.
As of now, it looks like the Bears will enter camp with big numbers at a few positions. They have 12 wide receivers, 10 linebackers, eight safeties, eight cornerbacks, eight defensive tackles and seven defensive ends under contract. All of those numbers figure to get tripped, some of them in half.
For this list, I tried to focus on players who are truly on the bubble. I don't have any undrafted rookies simply because they are typically long shots to make the team.
I did include a couple veteran free agents, a few players projected to be starters and several veterans who played key roles last season.
The general thought is that teams like to keep the best 53 players on their roster at the end of the season, but it never works out that way. To make the team, players have to be able to do multiple things well. In most cases that includes playing special teams.
The Bears will have some interesting battles at receiver, linebacker along the offensive and defensive lines and the secondary this season. Here is a look at some of the players who will need an impressive camp to make the cut.