This story stream will take a position by position look at the Chicago Bears 90-man offseason roster, and we’ll give our picks for roster locks, players that have a decent shot at making the 53-man week one roster, and those bubble guys that may end up on the practice squad.
Speaking of the practice squad, the 2020 rules will again be in affect this year, which means 16 players per squad, gameday roster flexibility, and protected players. The injured list will be the same as last season as well, so teams get more flexibility there too.
There is a new cutdown schedule this offseason and teams can remain at 90 players until August 17, which is the Tuesday after the first preseason games, and at that point 5 players must be cut. Teams can carry 85 players into the second preseason game, but they’ll need to cut 5 more on the Tuesday following that weekend of games (August 24). Rosters can remain at 80 players until August 31, the Tuesday following the third and final preseason games, when each team must be down to the mandated 53-man roster limit.
The Bears will open their 2020 season on Sunday night, September 12, against the Los Angeles Rams.
We’ve made some updates to the articles in the stream as the Bears have made some tweaks to their offseason roster.