According to the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs, the Chicago Bears are set to place inside linebacker Danny Trevathan on injured reserve. This would help explain why the Bears elected to keep seven inside linebackers on their initial 53-man roster.
UPDATE: The Bears have officially announced this move, however there has been no indication on the type of injury.
This means that Alec Ogletree is in line to start alongside Roquan Smith when the Bears play week one game against the Los Angeles Rams. Ogletree, a late offseason addition to the roster, was one of the more buzzed about players during training camp, and he looked solid in preseason as well.
The 31-year old Trevathan did play in all 16 games last year for the Bears, but if the 29-year old Ogletree plays well he could replace Trevathan in the starting lineup permanently. Ogletree appears to be better in coverage at this point in their respective careers, so at the very least I would expect Ogletree to play quite a bit in 2021.