Chicago Bears depth chart: Wide receiver undergoes makeover

Former Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson is just one of the new Bears looking to revive the pass-catching in Chicago. AP Photo/AJ Mast, File

With free agency and the draft completed, and OTAs and minicamps scheduled for the next month and a half, here's a closer look at the depth chart for the Chicago Bears. This is not a 53-man roster projection (Starters in bold):


Quarterback (3): Mitchell Trubisky, Chase Daniel, Tyler Bray

Trubisky is the unquestioned starter after playing in 12 games as a rookie. Daniel and Bray both have experience under new Bears head coach Matt Nagy.

Running back (4): Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen, Benny Cunningham

Nagy said last month that Howard will be the primary back. Cohen is an exciting hybrid player, and Cunningham is a trusted third-down back.

Wide receiver (9): Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller, Kevin White, Joshua Bellamy, Bennie Fowler, Javon Wims, Tanner Gentry, Marlon Brown

The Bears upgraded the position in the offseason. Robinson and Gabriel were added in free agency while Chicago traded back into the second round to draft Miller out of Memphis.

Tight end (4): Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen, Dion Sims, Daniel Brown

Burton is expected to play a large role on offense after signing a deal that includes $22 million in guarantees. The Bears are waiting for Shaheen -- the club's second-round pick in 2017 -- to have a breakout year.

Tackle (3): Charles Leno, Bobby Massie, Bradley Sowell

Leno is entering the second year of a lucrative extension. Massie has far less security. He's in the final year of his deal.

Guard (3): Kyle Long, James Daniels, Eric Kush

Long and Kush are both coming back from injuries. Daniels, whom the Bears selected in the second round, is expected to move from center to guard in the NFL.

Center (2): Cody Whitehair, Hroniss Grasu

The Bears want Whitehair to remain at center even though they drafted Daniels in the second round. Grasu is in danger of being cut.


Cornerback (6): Kyle Fuller, Prince Amukamara, Bryce Callahan, Marcus Cooper, Sherrick McManis , Cre'Von LeBlanc

The Bears paid big bucks to Fuller and Amukamara in the offseason. Callahan is an underrated nickel back.

Safety (4): Eddie Jackson, Adrian Amos, Deon Bush, DeAndre Houston-Carson

Jackson and Amos developed nice chemistry last year. The Bears are still searching for a dependable backup safety.

Linebaker (9): Leonard Floyd, Danny Trevathan, Roquan Smith, Aaron Lynch, Sam Acho, Nick Kwiatkoski , Joel Iyiegbuniwe, Kylie Fitts, Isaiah Irving

Defensive line (6): Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Jonathan Bullard, Bilal Nichols, Roy Robertson-Harris, John Jenkins

The Bears believe Hicks and Goldman have Pro Bowl potential. Chicago needs Bullard to step up and round out their starting lineup up front.


Punter (1): Pat O'Donnell

The Bears re-signed O'Donnell in the offseason.

Kicker (1): Cody Parkey

Chicago guaranteed Parkey $9 million.

Long snapper (1): Patrick Scales

Scales missed last year because of an injury but he's still the front-runner to win the starting job.

Kick returner (1): Tarik Cohen

Cohen is a future Pro Bowler on special teams.

Punt returner (1): Tarik Cohen

Cohen returned a punt for a touchdown as a rookie.