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Ranking the Entire Bears Roster: Bottom of the Fifty-Three (40-59)

| July 19th, 2018

Most of the guys battling at the bottom of the roster either played for the Bears or another team in recent seasons. They have talent and have stuck in the league for a reason. Outside of the specialists, however, none are ideal starters.

59. Jonathan Anderson, LB

It’s kind of weird that the team lists Anderson as an outside linebacker. Was a college safety who has played inside up to this point in his career. Solid special teamer.

58. Marlon Brown, WR

The Bears love their Georgia guys. Brown is 6’4” — listed at 6’5” for some reason — but hasn’t been able to find a job in the NFL. He caught 49 passes as a rookie with the Ravens in 2013, but hasn’t caught a pass since 2015.

57. Cre’von LeBlanc, CB

LeBlanc can do some good things, but his shortcomings have hurt the Bears too many times the last two years.

56. John Timu, ILB

Ten years ago, Timu would’ve been a stud. He has great size and instincts, but his lack of speed and athleticism has killed him in pass defense.

55. Kasim Edebali, ILB

28-year-old who spent most of his career with the Saints. Had five sacks in 2015, but hasn’t done much since. Played for the Broncos and Lions last year, appearing in 13 games with one tackle.

54. Hroniss Grasu, C

Might be Ryan Pace’s worst draft pick. No single player more negatively affected the Bears run offense last year.

53. Isaiah Irving, Edge

A player the Bears seem to like and will probably make the team due to a lack of depth at the position. Will be an interesting player to watch in camp.

52. Jordan Morgan, OG

A raw player who was a good fit for last year’s more power-heavy scheme. Not sure he has the athleticism to play in Nagy’s system.

51. Daniel Brown, TE

Good athlete with good hands. Was trusted by the last coaching staff. We’ll see how he does with the new group.

50. John Jenkins, DT

Doesn’t push the pocket at all, but he also doesn’t get moved. Probably won’t make the team given the additions made along the DL.

49. DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

Special-teamer who really hasn’t found his way on defense. The Bears used him as an extra DB in the red zone at times in 2017. Perhaps they have ideas on how to get more out of him?

48. Patrick Scales, long snapper

He’s a long snapper. He seems to do a solid job, but he’ll be cut if he ever messes up. That’s just how it goes in the long-snapping business.

47. Pat O’Donnell, P

He’s an adequate punter. The Bears tried to find an upgrade during free agency, but couldn’t.

46. Bradley Sowell, OT

Was OK as a fill-in at guard last year. A veteran who won’t kill the team in spot situations. Can play four positions.

45. Javon Wims, WR

Seventh rounder has talent that was never really tapped into at Georgia. Probably more likely to make the practice squad this year but could develop into a good red zone target due to his terrific size.

44. Earl Watford, OG

He’s gotten quite a few snaps and has played OK at times. Solid backup, but you never want him as your starter.

43. Michael Burton, FB

Solid blocker who reminds me of a simpler time in the NFL (and life in general).

42. Joshua Bellamy, WR

Say what you will about his ability to catch, but he has made big plays as a receiver and is great on special teams.

41. Bennie Fowler, WR

Probably a better receiver than Bellamy, but will contribute less on specials. It will be a fun camp battle to watch.

40. Chase Daniel QB

We have no idea if he can play quarterback, but he knows the offense and serves as an extra coach. There’s value in that.

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  • Flips hat backwards, puts on 90s starter jacket…

    Trump don’t believe no FBI
    Insists it’s some 400 pound guy
    Trusts Putin’s GRU
    Hey, wouldn’t you?
    Polonium pee is no way to die!

    Wooorrddd….

    • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

      that felt like a haiku….
      GP, please break it down for this young buck.

      Trump doubts the bureau
      Vlad’s group beyond reproach yes?
      Polonium argggh!!!!

      • Actually, more like a limerick, but that’s how Grandmaster B rolls!

        • leftcoastdave

          There once was a kid named Obama
          Who whispered to Vlad’s man he’d fight nada
          So Vlad grabs the Crimea
          Hacks server DNC ya
          And now says, “its no longer my probla.”

          • Sactowns#1

            There once were a bunch of loons
            zanier than some cartoons
            When faced with a threat
            they all said “nyet”
            and sang “Hill and Obama” to tune

    • SC Dave

      Haiku? How about…

      My request is small
      Stick to football, and omit
      Partisan bullshit

      • Sactowns#1

        Man the right wingers sure are sensitive lately. Guess supporting a traitor will dampen ones spirits.

        • It’s gonna be funny when Monte Negro finds out Trump gave them back to the USSR !

          • leftcoastdave

            Don’t know if you guys on the left are paying attention, but Trump sent lethal aid to the Ukrain, something Barry O would not do. What Barry O did for Vlad, however, was worse. He cut the legs out from under the leaders of Poland and the Czech Republic and cancelled the planned installation of missile defense systems W had negotiated to put in there.

            But hey, stick with your memes instead of the facts and you will have more fun.

          • Did you see Trump next to Putin? He practically bent over for him. C’mon, man, you don’t think that was EMBARRASSING?

            Reagan would never have given Putin a handjob like that.

            Holy crap.

            Then it takes him 26 hours to come up with some lame ass excuse about double-negatives – and he clearly didn’t even want to read that.

            The entire U.S. intelligence operatus claims UNEQUIVOCALLY that Russia attacked our elections in order to elect Trump, but he’s still denying it and believing Putin.

            I wonder why….

          • leftcoastdave

            Ok, then we can discuss what matters in the world today which is the Middle East and Syria, you know, the place where Obama drew the red line in the sand? In this case, (I know you all missed it, as did the lame stream talking heads), Vlad stated that he was committed to maintaining the security buffer adjacent to the Golan Heights which is a matter in doubt with the Iranians now spending the money Barry gave them to further foment their aims in Syria. (Btw, our military has also been unleashed and attacked the Iranians with Russians there on the ground also taking casualties, but hey, who looks at facts?)
            And speaking of Iran, noticed those demonstrations there lately since our President withdrew from the silly agreement Barry negotiated which paved the way to sending them bazillions which they have not even signed?

            Facts are stubborn things whereas memes get created out of thin air.

          • If the Dems were so soft on Russia, then WHY did Putin admit he wanted Trump?
            He said it, right on the pew, in front of the world. Admitted he attacked the U.S. to elect Trump.

            You think that was for our sake?

            The economic punishments were continuations from the Obama regime. And even then Trump was forced to enforce them.

            He pulled out of Syria when all his intelligence said that was a big mistake effectively giving Putin and Assad the region.

            He did the same in Iran. So basically, he gave free reign for Putin in Syria, Iran, and who knows where else. They’re selling a lot of hardward (what do you know, Putin just showed off his new weapons today, I’m sure in difference to Trump) to rogue countries.

            Russia wants their old Eastern Bloc back. They’re testing the UN, while Trump is trying to erode it from within.

            THOSE are facts. Trump thinks he knows more than his own CIA/FBI/NSA and generals. He can’t even sell steak knives successfully, and we’re supposed to trust him vs a KGB master?

            What the heck did he get from N. Korea?

            What did he give away in those two hours he talked to Putin.

            If I were an undercover FBI agent or Russian mole, I would be VERY worried he gave up american assets.

            I disagreed with GW and Reagan policies, but I never thought they possible stooges.

            At BEST Trump has some fanboy worship of strongmen and Putin.

            At worst, well, we all know that scenario, and it might end with him hanging.

            Even Fox and Friend and Newt condemned his Hellsinksi blowjob.

          • CanadaBear

            If Obama had dissed our allies and then did the exact same thing in Helsinki that Trump did, the right would be insane. I’ll just leave it that.

          • Sactowns#1

            But teacher… Obama did it toooo.

          • It’s the classic go to move by the “right”. One of the first fallacies they teach you in Logic 101 “et tu”

      • C’mon SC, Polonium piss, where else are u gonna get that?
        Great punk band name too.

        • SC Dave

          Well, ok… it is a good name for a band.

        • Irish Sweetness

          “We are Polonium Pissflash! And we play Rock N Roll!”

  • Also, I cannot believe Grasu is still on the team.
    Can’t he donate his healthy limbs to Long or something?

  • Hroniss Grasu is not the Bears’ worst draft pick. That would be one Kevin White.

    Both are completely busts in the NFL, but White was a top 10 pick.

    • SC Dave

      I assume you mean Pace’s worst draft pick, in which case I certainly agree that so far he is.

      The Bears, of course, have done worse than Kevin White.

      • Johnnywad

        I know it isn’t the worst, but this particular one has always stuck in my craw for some reason. Talk about a “WTF?” Pick.

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Bazuin

        • SC Dave

          Yeah, one of the weirder ones for sure.

    • Hey, maybe White pulls a Kyle Fuller-stays healthy and plays pretty darn good this year. If not, Pace’s worst draft pick but totally due to injuries.

      • SC Dave

        What if he is not injured, but just sucks?

    • CanadaBear

      At least White has the injury excuse (although he was pretty underwhelming when he was on the field). Grasu has been hideous when he’s been in the line up.

    • leftcoastdave

      I would not be so down on White as the worst, unless you believe that his chiseled body would lead you to suspect peds which made his bones fragile. He has a much better chance of proving himself than Grasu, given what Grasu showed on the field. Too often he looked like he was wearing roller skates without that rubber toe stop to prevent him from shooting backward.

      • I also haven’t heard that he was off some team’s draft boards due to INJ concerns.

        Usually by now, that sorta stuff leaks out. The fact that it hasn’t leads me to believe that there were no INJ concerns coming out of the draft, so the medical staff didn’t fuck up.

    • And the odd part is, don’t know how much we can blame Pace for it.

      During that time, it was pretty much considered an “auto-pick” ike Roquan . A lot of draft experts thought he would become a better WR than Cooper.

      Just bad luck I suppose.

  • 47. Pat O’Donnell, P

    He’s an adequate punter. The Bears tried to find an upgrade during free agency, but couldn’t. – Andy

    King and Colquitt were available, BOTH considerable upgrades.

    The rest of these guys are backup fodder. Little upside.

    Except Bellamy, ironically. He seemed to catch more, and if he does, he may become what White was supposed to.

    • leftcoastdave

      I’ve been telling you for a year that he had hand transplants last year but nobody believed me.

    • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

      Bellamy is a weird case study. The guy is thought of as a joke yet is one of the most productive guys when on the field. He cannot be covered. He has high profile drops because he gets in position to make those plays that other Bears can’t even come close to doing.
      Here’s to a season with WRs that can not only get open but can make the catch consistently. Also, here’s to the further development of a young player who is a complete animal….Josh fucking Bellamy.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    This might be a first in a long time.
    “Matt Nagy said he didn’t think any of his players would need to start camp on the physically unable to perform list.”

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/07/19/allen-robinson-apparently-ready-to-go-in-bears-camp/

    • Sactowns#1

      Zach Miller making the greatest comeback of all time baby!

      • BuddhaJoe

        Bionic legs anybody?

    • willbest

      Long should be. He is probably only good for 400-500 full contact snaps. Save that shit for the season

      • Sactowns#1

        He was on twitter doing some heavy lifting. He seems to be feeling his oats this year.

      • Was thinking the same

  • willbest

    I think Kevin White is closer to being cut than Bellamy. Bellamy has Kevin White’s hands, but can get separation White hasn’t shown the ability to do, and can play special teams.

    • Sactowns#1

      White is 6’3- Bellamy is probably a hair under 6 ft.

      • willbest

        Pace vouched for Bellamy 3 months ago when they tendered bellamy 1.9 million guarenteed. Pace wants bellamy, he is stuck with White.

        • evantonio

          you forget that kevin white’s younger brother said big bro is out to dominate this season.

          • willbest

            Oh well… if you can’t take the word of the guys brother…

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            got to be able to trust the brothers word. For instance, my bro is an asshole. I know, I know, some of you will say that I’m an asshole too. This is true but he is such an asshole I haven’t talked to him in over a year.

          • Are you referring to “Modestly” Huger Bears Penis?

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Yes my brother is an asshole.

      • Johnnywad

        I couldn’t believe it so I checked. And Bellamy is listed at 6-0, so likely under that as you suggest. It surprises me because he play a lot longer than that. I would have guessed him to be taller than he is.

        • I was thinking the same. I thought he was at least 6’2

          Maybe the small size explains his hands. Grossman mittens.

          • leftcoastdave

            No,no, no. The transplants are bigger than what he was born with.

          • Johnnywad

            Ugh. So many fumbled snaps.

      • Irish Sweetness

        White’s not getting cut. And like you say, he’s 6’3.

  • Sactowns#1
  • Hi

  • I was sent over from FYS.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      where?

      • That’s the site I used to write for. They like to show up and troll every now and again.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          Well in that case, he should go back…

          • I was trying to think of something clever for the acroymym, but it’s too hot.

            My dyslexia came up with Space Yeti Force

            I sorta like Space Yeti

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Space Yeti!!!! If that was a movie I would go see it.

          • Starring Liam Nielson, naturally

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            No. Scarlett Johansson. Then all the regular Yeti’s will be all pissed off that she is misappropriating their culture.

  • BuddhaJoe

    What’s up with Roquan not being signed? Probably not a big deal but the Bears used to be quick about getting rookies signed and he really shouldn’t be missing any camp.

    • Leave it to the Bears to dampen our enthusiasm somehow.

      Cliff Stein used to sign up the rookie classes first in the NFL. He also signed FAs well.

      Leave it to Halas to fuck up a good thing.

      I’m almost certain if Stein was still in charge of doing both, Roq would be signed, and we probably wouldn’t have lost Alshon or Meredith or allowed the Puke to draw up Fuller’s contract.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        I would not worry about it. 7 of the top 10 picks have not been signed yet. Draft picks are now starting to question the offset language, and Teams don’t want to give it up.

        • John F

          Yes it is offset language issues that are holding it up. One of the main reasons is that with salary slotting, there is very little to negotiate money-wise now.

        • Bosa might’ve been the most famous hold out of that.

          There’s some unofficial cut-off for offset language which I think is the holdup.

          I wonder if it would be “collusion” if owners/GMs discussed it among themselves.

          And on the flip side, I’m certain agents are probably talking among themselves as well.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Agents are definitely talking amongst themselves. And I would not be surprised if the NFLPA is pushing them also. We have heard a lot of talk this past year about future contracts, guarantees, and the 2021 possible lockout. The Union is just trying to get things moving in their direction.

        • BuddhaJoe

          Forget where I read it, probably the Trib, but in his case I think it was the structure and not the offsets.

      • BuddhaJoe

        I was with you till the last paragraph.

      • Johnnywad

        Stein also inked Cutty’s deal. So relax. It’s all good.

        • I actually thought Cutty’s deal wasn’t horrendous.

          The first year felt wrong on a fundamental level, him making more than Vadgers felt like I entered an alternate universe, but after that, it wasn’t hampering.

          Most of his contracts were like that though – frontloaded, which is how I prefer them cuz it gives GMs flexibility going forward.

  • OK, this IS partisan, but funny AF (and for all you English teachers)

    Double negatives – School House Rocks style!

  • On a more sport’s related note. Apparently the ESPYs were more drama filled than usual. All 140 women who were victimized by that one coach got on stage.
    They gave coach of the year awards posthumously to those coaches who got shot trying to protect their students
    And to top it off, Jim Kelly battling throat cancer, gave an emotional speech with Marino and Elway on stage.

    Wish I would’ve watched it live.

    * Vadgers did a mustiachoed cameo too with his girl apparently

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Danica is a man!

    • BuddhaJoe

      Man as much I was glad for those women to finally get justice a few of them cut ads here stanning for fucking Brian Calley, Snyder’s #2 corporatist stooge for the next governer. What in the holy fuck were they thinking?

  • Doc Nitty

    Camp starts tomorrow.

    Can I have a SHITCHA!!

    • Already? Deum.

      Dog days of summer coming to a close.

      It’s go time!

      • leftcoastdave

        No end in sight the them Dog Days here in the desert. Rather we are hoping that this monsoon which is about to leave does not return any time soon. Dewpoints in the 70’s sucks when it is 104 in the shade.

        • Yeah, I know, same here. It’s hitting 100s in L.A.

          I had friends visit from Colorado and Nevada, and they said it felt way hotter here due to the humidity.

          They all had hardcore farmer tans though

  • Kinda interesting. I’ve actually never bought a jersey. If Mitch actually becomes a thing, maybe I’ll finally pony up for it after this season.
    …………………………………….

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/

    Besides its two quarterbacks, Philadelphia listed Zach Ertz (13), Alshon Jeffery (33), Brandon Graham (34), Fletcher Cox (46) and LeGarrette Blount(49) in the top 50. (Yes, Eagles fans still are buying products featuring Blount, according to the NFLPA. This is not a misprint.)

    Other NFL rookies in the top 50, besides Barkley, are: Sam Darnold (20), Baker Mayfield (30), Josh Allen (38) and Shaquem Griffin (43).

    Here is the top 10 among all licensed product sold:

    1. Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

    2. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

    3. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

    4. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants

    5. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys

    6. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

    7. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

    8. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers

    9. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants

    10. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders

    ………….

    Here’s the entire top 50

    Guess us Bear fans aren’t jersey peeps. Roq didn’t make it.

    https://www.nflpa.com/players/fy19-q1-top50-player-sales-list

    • SC Dave

      Fucking pussies.

      When J Howard gets 3,500 rushing yards this season, we’ll see what the fuck sells!

      • I was going through the list.
        8 out of top 10 are from NFCE.

        And this may be the first time in the history of the NFL where the #1 and #3 top selling jerseys were QBs from the same team.

        I think the last time anyone tried the two-QB strategy was the Landry Cowboys.

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