Chicago Bears Training Camp Position Battles: Safeties

Steltz Interception

How will Craig Steltz factor in to a depleted safety rotation?

The mix at safety is always interesting for the Bears. The team hasn’t had any player return as a starter for more than two consecutive years at safety since Mike Brown was in town… the first time around.

In my last post, I mentioned how the safety rotation took a hit with the injuries to Chris Conte and Brandon Hardin. It looks like defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli will have to play musical chairs again this year to make ends meet.

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Chicago Bears Training Camp Position Battles: Offensive Line

J'Marcus Webb

 

Much like the wide receiving corps, the Bear’s offensive line has been a enigma for years. But unlike the receiving corps, no major moves were made in the offseason to improve the unit.

 

I was in the school of thought that the best move the Bears could make, outside of signing a Pro-Bowl caliber o-lineman, would be to stand pat and let the current players grow together.

 

But a 31-3 loss in the preseason opener with most of the blame falling on the offensive line seems to rebut that thought with a resounding “think again”.

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Stock Watch: Chicago Bears Training Camp

Stephen Paea

I’ll admit it: it’s way too early to predict who will make the final roster and who will be on the outside looking in come September. It’s only the middle of week 2 in Bourbonnais.

But a few players have been making headlines at Bears camp for different reasons. Let’s take a look at who’s getting camp off on the right foot and who might be on the bubble after a poor start.

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Chicago Bears Training Camp Position Battles: Wide Receivers

Brandon Marshall making a one-handed catch

Position battles are always a focal point of training camp. This summer in Bourbonnais will be no different for the Chicago Bears.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll dissect the ongoing battles at each position and analyze the talent on the depth chart.

First up will be the wide receiving corps, which has become an incredibly deep and athletic group under new GM Phil Emery.

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Fighting in the NHL playoffs on the rise

Flyers and Penguins

I don’t know too much about the NHL and hardly pay attention to it all season, even the playoffs.

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