By Dan Durkin--
Note: This is an unofficial depth chart for the Bears, based on the players they currently have under contract. It's current as of April 7.
(CBS) The Bears' three-phase, nine-week voluntary workout programs start next Monday. Head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace won't get to see the players "on the grass" (an early Fox-ism) until Tuesday, April 28.
With 65 players under contract, this is my best attempt at assembling a depth chart ahead of voluntary workouts.
With Chicago shifting to a 3-4 base defense, predicting where some "tweener" players who are lower on the depth chart will end up along the defensive front was a challenge. Those details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Players like Lamarr Houston (ACL), Willie Young (Achilles) and Tim Jennings (knee) are recovering from surgeries, and their availability for offseason workouts has yet to be announced. Thus, these projections below are where players should eventually land on the team's depth chart.
|Blake Annen/Jacob Maxwell
|Charles Leno Jr.
|DeDe Lattimore/Jonathan Brown
|Sherrick McManis/Terrance Mitchell
Dan Durkin covers the Bears for CBSChicago.com and is a frequent contributor to 670 The Score. Follow him on Twitter at @djdurkin.
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