The practice squad is a special and key component in the NFL. It allows a team to still hang on to a player they like and allows the player to develop in the system without taking up a valuable roster spot.
A player on the practice squad is still able to make a decent living and work on his game against real NFL talent. It's a win-win situation for both parties.
There will be some pretty contested battles in training camp for the Bears this year. Wide receiver, running back and linebacker are areas with big question marks at the bottom of the depth chart.
Who are the prime candidates to make this year's practice squad? Click ahead as we give you the five best options.