Here is the third of eight positional breakdowns of the Chicago Bears' offseason roster following the NFL draft.
Position: Running back
Notable additions: Jeremy Langford (fourth-round pick) and Jacquizz Rodgers
Notable subtractions: None
Summary: Matt Forte played 90 percent of the snaps last year en route to catching a career-high 102 passes and rushing for 1,038 yards. Forte, 29, is one of the top all-purpose backs in the league, but Bears general manager Ryan Pace declined to extend Forte’s contract in the early offseason. Barring a trade, Forte is expected to be a focal point of the offense, although head coach John Fox prefers to use multiple tailbacks over the course of a game. The Bears raved about Langford’s elite speed after the club drafted the Michigan State standout in the fourth round. Langford, who the Bears also project to be a solid contributor on special teams, is a lock to make the 53-man roster. On the other hand, 2014 fourth-round choice Ka'Deem Carey needs a strong preseason in order to impress the new general manager and coaching staff. Carey carried the football just 36 times for 158 yards during his rookie year. A four-year veteran, Rodgers is expected to push for a roster spot after having a sizeable role in Atlanta’s offense. Although Rodgers is listed at 5-foot-6, he is a physical player who is not afraid to take on bigger blitzers in pass protection. Rodgers also has good hands out the backfield -- Rodgers caught 155 balls in four seasons with the Falcons -- but he is not known to possess breakaway speed. Second-year running back Senorise Perry is also in the mix for the final spot on the tailback depth chart. Perry appeared in 16 games last year, recording a team-high 17 special teams tackles and forcing two fumbles.