The Bears started with 90 players entering training camp and the preseason. Over that time, players were added and dropped, cuts were made, and practices and games were had. Now, finally, the Bears stand with their (initial) 53-man roster.
I say "initial" because once the waiver period ends, there could be even more adds and drops, but from this point on, the roster can't expand beyond 53. With that, here are the 53 men on the initial roster.
QB (2): Jay Cutler | Josh McCown
RB (3): Matt Forte | Michael Bush | Michael Ford
TE (3): Martellus Bennett | Steve Maneri | Kyle Adams
FB (1): Tony Fiametta
WR (6): Brandon Marshall | Alshon Jeffery | Earl Bennett | Joe Anderson | Marquess Wilson | Eric Weems
OL (9): Jermon Bushrod | Matt Slauson | Roberto Garza | Kyle Long | Jordan Mills | James Brown | Jonathan Scott | Eben Britton | Taylor Boggs
DT (4): Henry Melton | Stephen Paea | Zach Minter | Nate Collins
DE (5): Julius Peppers | Corey Wootton | Shea McClellin | Cornelius Washington | Cheta Ozoguwu
LB (6): Lance Briggs | D.J. Williams | Jonathan Bostic | Khaseem Greene | James Anderson | Blake Costanzo
CB (6): Charles Tillman | Tim Jennings | Isaiah Frey | Zackary Bowman | Sherrick McManis | C.J. WIlson
S (4): Chris Conte | Major Wright | Anthony Walters | Craig Steltz
LS (1): Patrick Mannelly
P (1): Adam Podlesh
K (1): Robbie Gould
KR/PR (1): Devin Hester
How did we get here? Here's our Cut Thread, with every move made to get to this roster. The biggest name cut was the much-maligned three-year starter J'Marcus Webb.