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This Chicago Bears started phase two of their offseason program this week, and plenty of top-of-the-roster battles will be fun to monitor these next several weeks. A few have my attention, but these three are the ones that I’ll be paying the closest attention to.
Center: Over the weekend, Bill wrote up a fantastic article about all the contenders at center, but the odds on favorites are Cody Whitehair and Lucas Patrick.
Strongside linebacker: Fan favorite Jack Sanborn, a 2022 UDFA from Lake Zurich High School, may have the inside track at the Sam, but 2023 fifth-round draft pick Noah Sewell and maybe even veteran Dylan Cole could push for the role.
Running back: The returning Khalil Herbert may get the first crack at the RB1, but he’ll need to show he’s capable in the passing game. Chicago will likely have a backfield by committee with free agent D’Onta Foreman and rookie Roschon Johnson also in the mix, but who gets the starting nod will be a fun battle to watch.
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