The Chicago Bears have updated their preseason depth chart. Chris Emma of AM 670 radio posted an updated chart for the Bears on his Twitter account. The official Bears website has not been updated as of the time of this article's posting.
The Bears' latest depth chart is set. pic.twitter.com/QyXJ08YkWP— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) August 22, 2016
Once again there were not a ton of surprises, but the chart does show that fan favorite (and a player heavily debated here at Windy City Gridiron) Daniel Braverman has moved up the chart into the second string with Marc Mariani behind Alshon Jeffery.
All OL starters remain the same.
The pecking order for Chicago's new "running back by committee" remains Jeremy Langford as the starter, followed by Ka'Deem Carey, Jacquizz Rodgers, with both rookie fifth-round pick Jordan Howard and Senorise Perry listed as fourth teamers.
Behind starter Jay Cutler and primary backup Brian Hoyer, the Bears list David Fales as third string and Connor Shaw fourth. Shaw lead Chicago to a last-second TD at the end of the New England game (Shaw was 4/6, 42, 1TD) and against Denver (2/4, 17), while Fales only faced Denver (4/8, 30).
The one "major" change position order was at WR, where behind starter Alshon Jeffery, Marc Mariani and Daniel Braverman are jointly listed as second team. Mariani is also listed as the Bears primary punt returner.
The now-injured Deonte Thompson is listed third team on the depth chart behind Jeffery, Mariani and Braverman, and he has been joined on the third team list by Darrin Peterson (who has now jumped ahead of Cameron Meredith). Thompson is still listed as the team's primary kick returner.
On the defensive side of the ball, there are few surprises. At defensive end, Mitch Unrein is still listed as the starter ahead of rookie Jonathan Bullard and third stringer Cornelius Washington. Will Sutton is slotted in as second string nose tackle behind Eddie Goldman, and Sutton's draft mate Ego Ferguson is listed as backup DE to Akiem Hicks, with Keith Browner (a player who had a strong game against New England's seconds) as the third stringer.
Willie Young starts at one edge across from Pernell McPhee (when healthy), while Lamarr Houston and Sam Acho are listed as primary backups. 2015 first round pick Leonard Floyd is slotted as third-string (most likely in as a third-down pass rusher to start out with.
There's a great deal of debate as to whether preseason depth charts have any meaning whatever.
What do you think of the updates to the depth chart? Are you surprised by anything?