By Bryan Dietzler
Ahead of final cuts, which are coming down on Saturday, September 2nd, I am going to do what other so many other Chicago Bears writers are doing and guess who is going to make the active roster.
So please, I urge you to feel free to discuss any of my choices. I love talking about the Bears.
I will make it simple but provide no explanation as to why I made my choices, yet. Let’s see how I do when the dust settles this weekend and compare what I have to what the final cuts show us.
Quarterback: Starter: Mike Glennon; 2nd String Mark Sanchez; 3rd String: Mitchell Trubisky
Running back: Starter: Jordan Howard; 2nd String Tarik Cohen; 3rd String Jeremy Langford;
Fullback: Starter: Michael Burton
Wide Receiver: Starter (1): Markus Wheaton; Starter 2: Kevin White; Slot: Victor Cruz; 2nd String: Kendall Wright; 3rd String: Joshua Bellamy; 4th String: Tanner Gentry
Tight end: Starter: Dion Sims; 2nd String: Zach Miller: 3rd String: Adam Shaheen
Right Tackle: Starter: Bobby Massie; 2nd String: Tom Compton
Right Guard: Starter: Josh Sitton; 2nd String: William Poehls;
Center: Starter: Cody Whitehair; 2nd String: Hroniss Grasu
Left Guard: Starter: Kyle Long; 2nd String: Jordan Morgan
Left Tackle: Starter: Charles Leno, Jr.; 2nd String: Bradley Sowell
Left Defensive End: Starter Akiem Hicks: 2nd String: Jaye Howard
Nose Tackle: Starter: Eddie Goldman; 2nd String: John Jenkins
Right Defensive End: Starter: Jonathan Bullard; 2nd String: Roy Robertson-Harris
Left Outside Linebacker: Starter: Leonard Floyd; 2nd String: Lamarr Houston
Left Inside Linebacker: Starter: Jerrell Freeman; 2nd String: Christian Jones;
Right Inside Linebacker: Starter: Danny Trevathan; 2nd String: Nick Kwiatkoski;
Right Outside Linebacker: Starter: Willie Young; 2nd String: Sam Acho;
Free Safety: Starter: Eddie Jackson; 2nd String: Adrian Amos;
Strong Safety: Starter: Quintin Demps: 2nd String: Harold Jones-Quartey
Left Cornerback: Starter: Kyle Fuller; 2nd String: Prince Amukamara; 3rd String: Sherrick McMannis
Right Cornerback: Starter: Marcus Cooper Sr.; 2nd String: Cre’Von LeBlanc 3rd String: Bryce Callahan
Nickel Corner: Starter: Cre’Von LeBlanc; 2nd String: Bryce Callahan
Note: Pernell McPhee starts the season on the PUP list.
Note: Prince Amukamara starts as soon as his ankle is healthy and takes over for Kyle Fuller.
Punter: Starter: Pat O’Donnell
Kicker: Starter: Connor Barth
Punt Returns: Starter: Eddie Jackson: 2nd String: Cre’Von LeBlanc 3rd String: Bryce Callahan
Kick Returns: Starter: Tariq Cohen; 2nd String: Joshua Bellamy
Long Snapper: Starter: Jeff Overbaugh; 2nd String: Bradley Sowell