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Bears release first depth chart of 2010

Let the over-analysis begin.

On Monday, the Bears released their first depth chart of the 2010 season in advance of their first pre-season game against the Chargers on Friday.

There were no major surprises revealed and the chart will, for the most part, remain unchanged from here till the September 12th kickoff against the Lions. But here are two positions that will bear watching this preseason:

  1.  Major Wright’s ascension at strong safety, which would likely push Danieal Manning back to nickelback (again).
  2. The battle for the third running back spot between Bell and Wolfe.

If you’re like me and always wondered who backed up Patrick Mannelly at long snapper, that individual is revealed below.

Here’s how the complete depth chart shakes down:

Quarterback: Jay Cutler
Caleb Hanie (backup), Dan LeFevour (third string)

Running back: Matt Forte
Chester Taylor (backup), Kahlil Bell (third string), Garrett Wolfe (fourth string)

H-Back: Desmond Clark
Will Ta’ufo’ou (backup), Eddie Williams (third string), Harvey Unga (fourth string)

Tight Ends: Greg Olsen
Brandon Manumaleuna (backup), Kellen Davis (third string), Richard Angulo (fourth string)

Wide Receiver: Devin Hester, Johnny Knox
Devin Aromashodu (backup), Earl Bennett (backup), Rashied Davis (third string), Juaquin Iglesias (third string), Greg Mathews (fourth string), Eric Peterman (fourth string)

Left Tackle: Chris Williams
Kevin Schaffer (backup)

Left Guard: Roberto Garza
Johan Asiata (backup)

Center: Olin Kreutz,
Josh Beekman (backup)

Right Guard: Lance Louis
James Marten (backup)

Right Tackle: Frank Omiyale
J’Marcus Webb (backup)

Left Defensive End: Mark Anderson/Israel Idonije
Corey Wooten (backup)

Right Defensive End: Julius Peppers
Jarron Gilbert (backup), Barry Turner (backup)

Defensive Tackle: Tommie Harris
Marcus Harrison/Henry Melton (backups)

Nose Tackle: Anthony Adams
Marcus Harrison/Matt Toeaina (backups)

Strong Side Linebacker: Nick Roach/Pisa Tinoisamoa
Tim Shaw (backup)

Middle Linebacker: Brian Urlacher
Hunter Hillenmeyer (backup)

Weak Side Linebacker: Lance Briggs
Brian Iwuh (backup)

Corner backs: Charles Tillman (right), Zachary Bowman (left)
Corey Graham/Joshua Moore/Tim Jennings (backups)

Strong Safety: Danieal Manning
Craig Steltz (backup)

Free Safety: Chris Harris
Major Wright/Josh Bullocks (backups)

Punter: Brad Maynard

Kicker: Robbie Gould

Kickoff Returner: Johnny Knox
Danieal Manning (backup)

Punt Returner: Devin Hester
Earl Bennett (backup)

Long Snapper: Patrick Mannelly
Desmond Clark (backup)


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