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.