Chicago Bears' projected roster

August, 25, 2014
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Examining the Chicago Bears' roster:

QUARTERBACKS (3)
If there's a change here, it would only involve the release of Fales because Clausen has earned the No. 2 spot over Jordan Palmer, who was released on Sunday. The team likes Fales as a developmental player.

RUNNING BACKS (4)

Draughn appears to have a firm hold on the No. 2 job, and the Bears released Michael Ford, leaving Carey as the only potential candidate for the backup running back job. Draughn should open the regular season as Forte's backup.

RECEIVERS (5)

Nothing changes here as Morgan showed enough in the preseason to secure a spot. Holmes' superior talent warrants the Bears keeping him around as they continue to look for a temporary replacement for Wilson.

TIGHT ENDS (2)

Rosario remains the most well-rounded tight end among the candidates for the second spot, and none of his competitors have stood out.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (10)

Injuries to De La Puente, Mills and Britton give cause for concern considering none have put in any quality repetitions during preseason games.

DEFENSIVE LINE (9)

The Bears released Nate Collins on Sunday, which could leave an extra spot for either Cornelius Washington or David Bass. If the Bears go with 10 defensive linemen, Bass could make the cut.

LINEBACKERS (6)

This group has struggled throughout the preseason, but the team will likely take these players into the regular season. Jerry Franklin remains on the bubble.

CORNERBACKS (5)

The combination of youth and experience makes this position group one of the team's strongest.

SAFETIES (5)

The Bears released Adrian Wilson, as age and injuries appear to have caught up to him. The Bears probably won't keep five safeties, but if they do, it'll come down to Steltz and M.D. Jennings.

SPECIALISTS (4)

The Bears let go Chad Rempel, which means Hartson probably won the training camp competition. Williams missed the club's last game due to a sore hamstring, and needs to play in the preseason finale to secure a spot.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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