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Durkin: 2015 Bears Unofficial Depth Chart

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.


   1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team 4th Team
 QB  Jay Cutler  Jimmy Clausen  David Fales
 RB  Matt Forte  Ka'Deem Carey  Jacquizz Rodgers  Senorise Perry
 WR  Alshon Jeffery  Josh Bellamy
 WR  Eddie Royal  Rashad Lawrence
 WR  Marquess Wilson  John Chiles
 TE  Martellus Bennett  Dante Rosario  Zach Miller  Blake Annen/Jacob Maxwell
 LT  Jermon Bushrod  Michael Ola  Charles Leno Jr.
 LG  Matt Slauson  Ryan Groy  Connor Boffeli
 C  Will Montgomery
 RG  Kyle Long  Vladimir Ducasse
 RT  Jordan Mills  Michael Ola  Jason Weaver


   1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team
 LE  Ray McDonald  Will Sutton  Jamil Merrell
 NT  Jeremiah Ratliff  Ego Ferguson  Brandon Dunn
 RE  Jarvis Jenkins  Cornelius Washington  Austen Lane
 OLB  Pernell McPhee  Jared Allen  David Bass
 Jack-ILB  Jonathan Bostic  Christian Jones  Khaseem Greene
 Mike-ILB  Mason Foster  Shea McClellin  DeDe Lattimore/Jonathan Brown
 OLB  Lamarr Houston  Willie Young  Sam Acho
 CB  Tim Jennings  Demontre Hurst  Sherrick McManis/Terrance Mitchell
 CB  Kyle Fuller  Alan Ball  Al Louis-Jean
 SS  Ryan Mundy
 FS  Antrel Rolle Brock Vereen


   1st Team 2nd Team
 P  Pat O'Donnell
 FG  Robbie Gould
 KO  Robbie Gould
 LS  Thomas Gafford
 H  Pat O'Donnell
 KR  Marc Mariani  Jacquizz Rodgers
 PR  Marc Mariani  Eddie Royal

Dan Durkin covers the Bears for and is a frequent contributor to 670 The Score. Follow him on Twitter at @djdurkin.

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