The Chicago Bears have released their first unofficial depth chart before their preseason opener versus the Tennessee Titans. These are some of the main points to take away from the depth chart:
- At the quarterback position: Andy Dalton is mentioned as the starting quarterback, and Justin Fields as the backup.
- In the running back position: David Montgomery is named the starting running back, while Damien Williams is listed as the backup.
- At the wide receiver position: Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney are named the starting wide receivers, while Marquise Goodwin and Damiere Byrd are listed as backups.
- At the tight end position: Cole Kmet is named the starting tight end, while Jimmy Graham is listed as the backup.
- Offensive Line: The Starting Offensive Line is comprised of Jason Peters, Cody Whitehair, Sam Mustipher, James Daniels, and Germain Ifedi.
- Defensive Line: The Starting Defensive Linemen are Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, and Bilal Nichols, and the backups are Angelo Blackson and Khyiris Tonga.
- Linebacker: The starting linebackers consist of Roquan Smith, Danny Trevathan, and Alec Ogletree, while Christian Jones and Josh Woods serve as the backups.
- Regarding cornerbacks: The starting cornerbacks are Jaylon Johnson and Kindle Vildor, while Duke Shelley and Artie Burns serve as the backups.
- With regards to safety: The starting safeties are Eddie Jackson and Tashaun Gipson, while DeAndre Houston-Carson and Jordan Lucas serve as the backups.
Some players are at risk of being cut from the team after the release of the depth chart. According to Bear Goggles On, five players, namely, wide receiver Jester Weah, offensive lineman Dieter Eiselen, and defensive linemen LaCale London, Daniel Archibong, and Sam Kamara, are at risk of being cut from the team. Furthermore, Da Windy City reports that the team should soon cut three players, consisting of wide receiver Riley Ridley, linebacker Caleb Johnson, and cornerback Dionte Ruffin.
The Bears' potential interest in re-signing David Montgomery can be inferred from the depth chart, which lists him as the starting running back. In general, the depth chart sheds light on the Bears' strategy for the approaching season, though it should be noted that it is unofficial and may be subject to modifications.