When you get to the bottom of the Bears roster, you see a lot of familiar names who, for one reason or another, have never stuck as starters in the league. Many of the players in this grouping have stuck on as specialists but some are late-round draft picks who just haven’t had a chance to prove themselves yet.
57. Tyler Bray, QB
There isn’t a lot to say about Bray at this point. He won’t get any significant reps and is just about a lock for the practice squad. As far as emergency quarterbacks go, though, it could be a lot worse. Bray knows the offense and played well in the fourth preseason game last year. I’m still not convinced he isn’t better than Chase Daniel.
56. Abdullah Anderson, DL
If you’re looking for a candidate to be this year’s Nick Williams, Anderson might be a good bet. The former UDFA has impressed during camp and preseason and could be ready to crack the rotation. Appeared in six games for the Bears and got one sack.
55.DeAndre Houston-Carson, Safety
DHC doesn’t have the speed to ever be an effective safety, but he has been a regular contributor on special teams since his rookie season.
54. Eddy Pineiro, Kicker
The Bears obviously didn’t trust their rookie kicker in 2019 and he didn’t give them much reason to. He started strong and finished strong, but can he regularly make kicks beyond 40 yards? Can they even fathom 50-yarders? He has to prove it.
53. Patrick Scales, Long snapper
He’s a long snapper.
52. Lachavious Simmons, OL
His nickname “Pig” was almost enough to get him higher on the list. A big, raw athletic guard who might be able to play right tackle.
51. Arlington Hambright, OL
Hambright’s athleticism and college experience make him interesting. He fell off the radar more than anybody who played left tackle in college and showed a good athletic profile should. As of now, the Bears aren’t giving Simmons or Hambright a shot to compete at right guard, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if either ended up starting there in the near future.