Chicago Bears position battles to look for during training camp

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With the Chicago Bears just a week away, we take a look at some key position battles.

The lull in the action before the start of training camp is driving Chicago Bears fans nuts. There isn’t much of anything going on until practices start next week.

Once the practices begin, we’ll finally have something to analyze. We get to see the team in action and look for ourselves how good or bad the roster really is. Additionally, once training camp starts it means we are closer to the start of the regular season. That fact excites the fans.

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Of course, the purpose of training camp (and preseason games) is for the coaching staff and front office to assemble the best possible roster.

The team gets to see what they have and who is the best to move on to the regular season. Additionally, they get to determine if they need to look for help outside of the players already on the team.

They might feel that the players they have in a certain unit might not be good enough so general manager Ryan Poles could look at some of the other teams’ cuts and see if someone there could help.

We’ve already seen that Poles is constantly looking to improve the roster. Just last week, he made a trade with the New England Patriots for wide receiver N’Keal Harry.

He didn’t give up much (2024 seventh-round pick) so if the Bears determine that Harry cannot help them they can easily drop him. Low-risk, high-reward is how Poles has operated this offseason.

The team will make its decision on players by watching the position battles during practice and how they play in the preseason games. Those battles are crucial for some players’ careers and it is fun to watch how those players react to pressure.

Here are some position battles we should be looking out for during training camp.