UPDATE: SOMEHOW I DIDN’T COPY OVER MY FULLBACK COLUMN WHEN POSTING. THIS IS NOW DONE.
Here is the breakdown of the 2013 Chicago Bears roster as they broke August and headed for the regular season:
Quarterbacks (2): Jay Cutler, Josh McCown
Running backs (3): Michael Bush, Michael Ford, Matt Forte
Fullbacks (1): Tony Fiammetta
Wide receivers (6): Joe Anderson, Earl Bennett, Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall, Eric Weems, Marquess Wilson
Tight ends (3): Kyle Adams, Martellus Bennett, Steve Maneri
Offensive linemen (9): Taylor Boggs, Eben Britton, James Brown, Jermon Bushrod, Roberto Garza, Kyle Long, Jordan Mills, Jonathan Scott, Matt Slauson
Defensive linemen (9): Nate Collins, Shea McClellin, Henry Melton, Zach Minter, Cheta Ozougwu,Stephen Paea, Julius Peppers, Cornelius Washington, Corey Wootton
Linebackers (6): James Anderson, Jon Bostic, Lance Briggs, Blake Costanzo, Khaseem Greene, D.J. Williams.
Cornerbacks (6): Zackary Bowman, Isaiah Frey, Tim Jennings, Sherrick McManis, Charles Tillman, C.J. Wilson
Safeties (4): Chris Conte, Craig Steltz, Anthony Walters, Major Wright
Specialists (4): Robbie Gould, Devin Hester, Patrick Mannelly, Adam Podlesh
Understanding how much can change over the next three months, let’s try and project what this year’s 53 might look like and identify what camp battles might truly exist in Bourbonnais. One thing that’ll surprise you? There are very few questions.
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