The latest depth chart for the Chicago Bears is out and with the team set to play the Houston Texans in just 5 days, this one is probably is a bigger deal than the few the team released during the preseason.
But until head coach John Fox leads him team out onto Houston’s NRG Stadium on Sunday, things still could change.
As of right now the big news is on the offensive line with Ted Larsen listed as the #1 center and newcomer Josh Sitton starting at left guard. Sitton’s place was a given, but Larsen will have to hold off rookie Cody Whitehair, formerly the starting left guard and now the #2 center.
Mike Adams is listed as the swing tackle (#2RT/#2LT) and that worries me a bit. He looked bad during the preseason games.
New tight end Logan Paulsen is third behind starter Zach Miller and #2 Greg Scruggs. Paulsen is a good blocker, but unlike some blocking TEs, he has decent hands.
Here’s how their offense stacks up.
(Listed as the #1, #2 and #3)
WR - Alshon Jeffery, Deonte Thompson, Cameron Meredith
TE - Zach Miller, Greg Scruggs, Logan Paulsen
RT - Bobby Massie, Mike Adams
RG - Kyle Long, Eric Kush
C - Ted Larsen, Cody Whitehair
LG - Josh Sitton, Ted Larsen
LT - Charles Leno, Mike Adams
QB - Jay Cutler, Brian Hoyer
RB - Jeremy Langford, Ka'Deem Carey, Jordan Howard
WR - Kevin White, Eddie Royal, Joshua Bellamy
FB - Paul Lasike
On defense the only interesting thing is rookie Deiondre' Hall listed as a #2 corner, so if Kyle Fuller or Tracy Porter can’t go on Sunday, the youngster could be thrown into the fire.
Here’s how their Defense stacks up.
(Listed as the #1, #2, #3, etc)
DE - Akiem Hicks, Cornelius Washington
NT - Eddie Goldman, Will Sutton
DE - Mitch Unrein, Jonathan Bullard
OLB - Lamarr Houston, Leonard Floyd
ILB - Jerrell Freeman, Jonathan Anderson, Nick Kwiatkoski
ILB - Danny Trevathan, Christian Jones
OLB - Willie Young, Sam Acho
CB - Tracy Porter, Bryce Callahan, Sherrick McManis, Jacoby Glenn
S - Harold Jones-Quartey, Deon Bush
S - Adrian Amos, Chris Prosinski, DeAndre Houston-Carson
CB - Kyle Fuller, Deiondre' Hall, Cre'Von LeBlanc
On special teams, it does look odd not seeing Robbie Gould listed as the kicker. Also I can’t imagine the Bears would want their only slot wide receiving option lining up as the punt returner.
Here’s how they list their special teamers.
P - Pat O'Donnell
K - Connor Barth
LS - Patrick Scales
H - Pat O'Donnell
KR - Deonte Thompson
PR - Eddie Royal
What are your thoughts on the week one depth chart?