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Da New Era in Chicago Bear Football, Part 2: At The Gun Range with Our New Weapons

Are you ready for some football?

Im so excited the beginning of football is here. Im excited and happy to have Emery and Trestman on our side. I cant remember a time where I was this excited to see the outcome of rookie mini-camp. Yes Emery will be judged on his draft selections but it's the undrafted selections that could possibly tell us the depth of Emery's scouting prowless.

I'm not sure if its just me but I cant remember if we usually have this many players at our rookie mini-camp.

Emery is putting together an army fit for war and I'm happy to be a citizen of the Chicago Bear Nation.

-These are the participants of rookie mini-camp-

QB

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Matt Blanchard

6'3

225

Signed Vet

4.69

n/a

30 ½

9'02

4.25

6.74

Jimmy Coy

6'0

211

Tryout

4.60

n/a

36

9'09

4.29

7.15

Players at risk: n/a

  • There's a buzz that after the first line of cuts the Bears will pick up a quarterback to compete with Blanchard and McCown. I highly doubt it, but hey what do I know. I fully expect to hear some positive buzz about Blanchard after this weekend. If for some reason we don't hear anything Blanchard may be a casualty, though positive buzz may not keep him from being a casualty either.

RB/FB

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Micheal Ford

(RB)

5'10

210

Signed UDFA

4.40

25

39 1/2

10'10

4.25

6.87

Kellen Bartlett (FB)

6'3

253

Tryout

4.75

14

30

9'02

4.50

7.45

Richard Samuel

(FB)

6'1

238

Tryout

4.58

23

36 ½

10'05

4.33

7.19

Players at risk: Armando Allen, Gabe Miller, Harvey Unga

  • I think Richard Samuel will be a threat to Ford and Allen. His build and athleticism allows him to possibly be the third string running back and the second string fullback. The only question left to ask is can he catch?

WR

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Brittan Golden

5'11

185

Signed Vet

4.48

16

36

10'02

4.25

6.80

Dale Moss

6'3

213

Signed Vet

4.51

11

41 1/2

10'10

4.13

6.35

Terrence Tolliver

6'4

204

Signed Vet

4.52

n/a

33 1/2

10'02

4.03

6.48

Mark Harrison

6'3

231

Signed UDFA

4.31

17

38 1/2

10'09

4.33

6.99

Marcus Rucker

6'3

195

Signed UDFA

4.42

n/a

37 ½

10'04

4.20

7.09

Josh Lenz

5'11

201

Signed UDFA

4.39

21

38 1/2

10'01

4.20

6.59

Demetrius Fields

5'11

207

Tryout

4.67

16

31

9'08

4.21

6.97

Harry Peoples

5'9

196

tryout

4.48

14

35

10'01

4.20

7.08

Marquess Wilson

6'3

194

Signed Pick

4.45

7

34 ½

10'02

4.33

6.65

Players at risk: Eric Weems

  • This will be such a good positional battle. Not only for playing time but for depth at the returner position.
  • Josh Lenz hasn't even earned a roster spot and already he is a player at risk to get cut because they brought in a couple more returners to compete with him.

Tight Ends

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Eddie Viliunas

6'3

252

Tryout

4.86

14

29 ½

8'09

4.57

7.09

Corey Fuller

6'5

241

Tryout

4.86

23

34 ½

9'10

4.35

7.03

Players at risk: n/a

Offensive Lineman

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Derek Dennis (G)

6'3

318

Signed Vet

5.30

25

24 1/2

8'05

4.85

8.21

Cory Brandon (T)

6'7

325

Signed Vet

5.34

26

26

8'06

4.97

8.04

P.J. Lonergan (C)

6'3

304

Signed UDFA

5.23

27

26

7'08

4.93

8.01

Nate Behrends (G)

6'5

311

Tryout

5.69

30

24

8'03

5.00

8..26

A.J. Lindeman (T/OG)

6'6

307

Tryout

5.24

23

27

8'03

5.01

7.48

Bryan Farentz (C)

6'3

284

Tryout

5.11

23

27 ½

8'01

n/a

n/a

Kyle Long

6'6

313

Signed pick

4.91

n/a

28

8'11

4.63

7.83

Jordan Mills

6'5

316

Signed pick

5.30

20

28 ½

8'05

4.87

7.74

Players at risk: Edwin Williams, Gabe Carimi

  • Things aren't looking too good for Edwin Williams. I sure hope he brings his A game when camp opens for him.
  • There is definitely a chance Farentz steps ahead of Lonergan on the list of next man in line.
  • Dennis and Brandon are definitely on their last leg, it may be time for them to have a seat somewhere else.

Defensive Lineman

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Zach Minter (DT)

6'1

301

Signed UDFA

4.80

31

34 ½

8'11

4.37

7.54

Brent Russell
(DT)

6'2

303

Signed UDFA

5.12

36

27

8'05

5.16

7.77

Pat Williams

(DT)

6'3

276

tryout

4.84

20

29

8'07

n/a

n/a

Aston Whiteside (DE)

6'2

255

Signed Vet

4.88

19

33

9'03

4.50

7.39

Josh Williams (DE)

6'4

257

tryout

4.70

18

29 ½

9'07

4.60

7.93

Cornelius Washington (DE)

6'4

265

Signed pick

4.53

36

39

10'08

4.74

7.47

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Corey Irvin (DT)

6'3

301

Unsigned Vet

4.96

24

25

8'07

4.66

7.44

Christian Tupou (DT)

6'2

289

5.31

5.31

37

24

7'08

4.87

8.07

Players at risk: Andre Fluellin, Turk McBride, Cheta Ozougwa

  • The staff should be able to identify all of the positive and negatives of these guys because there are only six D-line prospects this weekend.

Linebackers

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Lawrence Wilson

6'1

229

Signed Vet

4.68

24

32 ½

9'05

4.50

7.08

Tunde Bakare

5'9

202

Tryout

4.52

21

33

9'10

4.20

7.03

Archibald Barnes

6'4

235

Tryout

4.96

11

31

9'04

4.38

7.93

Jon Major

6'2

234

Tryout

4.80

17

31 ½

9'02

4.33

7.20

Andrew Starks

6'3

231

tryout

4.70

23

38

9'05

4.22

6.87

Jon Bostic

6'1

245

Signed pick

4.59

22

32 1/2

9'10

4.24

6.99

Khaseem Greene

6'1

241

Signed pick

4.67

17

30

9'08

4.20

7.58

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Keegan Wetzel

(LB/FB)

6'3

226

Tryout

4.96

13

28

8'08

4.40

7.19

Players at risk: J.T. Thomas, Blake Costanzo, Jerry Franklin, Patrick Trahan

  • Jon Major is about to steal somebodys roster spot. Those of you looking for him to start might as well keep dreaming. With that 40 time he will be a special teams ace and a capable back-up.
  • Having Tunde Bakare on this list speaks volumes on the fact that we are still making efforts to have the top special teams in the league. Whoever made the decision to give this guy a try has a couple brain cells up stairs. When yall look at this kid don't see him as a linebacker, look at him as a special teams guy. He is one of the reasons why guys like Weems may not make the final roster.

Cornerback

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Isaiah Frey

5'11

190

Signed Vet

4.45

18

32 ½

9'11

4.04

6.90

Damontre Hurst

5'09

189

Signed UDFA

4.51

11

37

10'00

4.26

7.16

C.J. Wilson

5'11

193

Signed UDFA

4.34

17

37

10'00

4.19

6.90

Maurice Jones

5'09

193

Tryout

4.41

13

36 ½

10'02

4.19

6.56

Reggie Rembert

5'7

180

Tryout

4.40

15

41

10'02

4.07

6.69

B.J. Scott

5'11

198

Tryout

4.63

21

34 1/2

9'00

4.64

7.29

Players at risk: Zack Bowman, Sherrick McManis, Lequan Lewis

  • With the addition of Jones and Rembert we can now have a competion for the backup returner position.
  • Something to be mindful of, this kid Rembert came out of the 2011 draft. He played ball for Air Force. I like his chances.

Safety

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Bench

Vert

Broad

shuttle

3cone

Cyhl Quarles

6'2

212

Signed Vet

4.54

19

32 ½

9'11

4.27

7.21

Dalton Hilliard

5'11

202

Tryout

4.72

20

34

9'11

4.58

7.06

Chris Salvi

5'10

4.73

Tryout

4.73

15

41

8'07

4.25

6.92

Players at risk: Tom Nelson, Anthony Walters, Craig Steltz, Tom Zbikowski

  • There's something about all this safety movement that tells me we will be loading up on head hunters for our special teams. I believe we will keep more than the normal amount of safeties and that will affect our count at receiver, and possibly another position.

Special Teamers

Name

Height

Weight

Status

40

Tress Way (P)

6'1

215

Signed UDFA

4.87

Austin Signor (K)

6'4

232

Signed UDFA

n/a

Brandon Hartson (LS)

6'3

251

Tryout

5.13

Jay Karutz (P)

6'1

198

Tryout

4.82

Kyle Negrete (P)

6'0

217

Tryout

5.08

Zak Pederson (LS)

n/a

n/a

tryout

n/a

Patrick Murray (K)

5'08

178

tryout

n/a

Players at risk: n/a

  • There is something about this list that displays intelligence to me. I believe this list will be this size every year. We've had a couple injuries at punter and kicker but I expect to walk into the new season with the same starters. This list speaks volumes from a preparation stand point. If an injury were to occur we will be more than prepared to bring in one of these guys without having to question their ability or hold an in-season tryout.





LETS GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLEEEE!

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