Bears release first depth chart

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The Bears unveiled their first unofficial depth chart of the season on Wednesday with no real surprises.

The offensive line — which coach Mike Tice announced on Sunday — was confirmed with J’Marcus Webb at left tackle, Chris Williams at left guard, Roberto Garza at center, Lance Louis at right guard, and rookie Gabe Carimi at right tackle.

Roy Williams and Devin Hester are the starting wide receivers, also as expected. Johnny Knox and Dane Sanzenbacher are behind Williams and Earl Bennett and Sam Hurd back up Hester.

One of the main positions of interest after the addition of Marion Barber is running back. Matt Forte is the starter with Chester Taylor second on the depth chart and Barber third. Kahlil Bell is listed fourth.

The other position that features solid depth, defensive tackle, shakes out as follows: Matt Toeaina is listed as a co-starter at both the nose tackle (with Anthony Adams) and the under tackle (with Henry Melton). Amobi Okoye is listed as third string behind Meton and Toeaina. Stephen Paea and Marcus Harrison are listed as co-third-string nose tackles behind Adams and Toeaina.

Here’s the full breakdown:


1. Jay Cutler
2. Caleb Hanie
3. Nathan Enderle

Running Back
1. Matt Forte
2. Chester Taylor
3. Marion Barber
4. Kahlil Bell

1. Eddie Williams
2. Will Ta’ufo’ou

Wide Receiver
1. Roy Williams
2. Johnny Knox
3. Dane Sanzenbacher
4. Onrea Jones

1. Devin Hester
2. Earl Bennett
3. Sam Hurd
4. Kris Adams

Tight End
1. Kellen Davis
2. Matt Spaeth
3. Desmond Clark
4. Kyle Adams/Andre Smith

Left Tackle
1. J’Marcus Webb
2. Frank Omiyale
3. Josh Davis

Left Guard
1. Chris Williams
2. Edwin Williams
3. Johan Asiata
4. Mike Lamphear

1. Roberto Garza
2. Chris Spencer
3. J.C. Brignone
4. Alex Linnenkohl

Right Guard
1. Lance Louis
2. Levi Horn
3. Johan Asiata
4. Ricky Henry

Right Tackle
1. Gabe Carimi
2. Josh Davis
3. Levi Horn


Left End
1. Israel Idonije
2. Corey Wootton
3. Jake Laptad

Under Tackle
1. Henry Melton/Matt Toeaina
3. Amobi Okoye

Nose Tackle
1. Anthony Adams/Matt Toeaina
3. Stephen Paea/Marcus Harrison

Right End
1. Julius Peppers
2. Vernon Gholston/Corey Wootton
4. Mario Addison

Strong-side Linebacker
1. Nick Roach
2. J.T. Thomas
3. Tanner Antle

Middle Linebacker
1. Brian Urlacher
2. Dom DeCicco
3. Tressor Baptiste
4. Chris Johnson

Weak-side Linebacker
1. Lance Briggs
2. Brian Iwuh
3. Patrick Trahan
4. Deron Minor

Left Cornerback
1. Tim Jennings
2. Zackary Bowman
3. D.J. Moore
4. Ryan Jones

Strong Safety
1. Chris Harris
2. Craig Steltz
3. Anthony Walters

Free Safety
1. Major Wright
2. Chris Conte
3. Winston Venable

Right Cornerback
1. Charles Tillman
2. Corey Graham
3. Joshua Moore
4. Antareis Bryan

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