Neither Bears nor Browns starters will play much more than a series or two, with most of the ones having the night off completely.
This game will feature young hopefuls trying their best to get some good tape out there for NFL scouts to look over, and that usually means a competitive game.
The majority of these players are trying to prove worthy of a practice squad job with one of the 32 teams in the NFL, because at most, coaches will only have a few spots on their roster up for grabs. I think it's more likely a guy plays himself off the roster, than a guy playing himself onto the roster.
I think the final wide receiver spot could be up for grabs, then again, the Bears may look to another team's cuts. Offensive line is another position that could be in play from another team as well.
When looking over the 75 man roster for a surprise addition to the final 53 man roster, I see a few candidates. Wide out Cameron Meredith has looked good, but with the injury issues the Bears have at receiver, I wouldn't be surprised to see then keep a young guy just in case.
Defensive lineman Brandon Dunn is another guy that has looked solid, but again, injury issues across the d-line makes it likely they keep an extra guy.
If I'm going to go out on a limb for a surprise pick, I may as well make it someone that would be a real surprise. So I'm going with inside linebacker John Timu. I think the undrafted rookie out of Washington finds a way onto the final 53 man roster.
In the first preseason game he appeared in 22 snaps on defense against the Dolphins and he recorded a tackle and an interception. He was also on the field for 11 special teams snaps and he picked up 2 tackles in the 3rd phase.
Against the Colts in the 2nd preseason game, his defensive snaps decreased to 11, which was expected, and he logged 12 plays on special teams, He scratched the stat sheet with a 3rd phase assisted tackle.
Last week against the Bengals, he still managed 12 plays on D, but he jumped up to 19 plays on special teams. That was 70% of the special team snaps and the most by any Bear that evening.
Now it's your turn; Which Chicago Bears player do you think will be a surprise addition to the Final 53?