Bears Release Week 1 Depth Chart

The Chicago Bears have released the team's depth chart heading into Sunday's matchup versus the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field.

The Chicago Bears today released the team's depth chart heading into Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. View below.

A few notes on the depth chart:

-Roy Williams and Devin Hester are listed as the starting wideouts, yet expect to see plenty of Earl Bennett and Johnny Knox this weekend.

-Anthony Adams and Henry Melton are the starting defensive tackles with Amobi Okoye and Matt Toeaina the backups. The injury report comes out tomorrow, so we'll see if Adams has recovered from the calf injury that has sidelined him most of the preseason. If he doesn't play, expect Toeaina to move into up to first-team nose tackle and third-stringer Stephen Paea to be inserted in the defensive-line rotation.

-Major Wright is listed as the starter at safety alongside Chris Harris. Recent acquisition Brandon Meriweather is listed as the backup to Wright, pushing rookie Chris Conte to third string. Craig Steltz is the second-team safety.

-Corey Graham and Zack Bowman are listed as the backups at cornerback behind Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings. Yet expect D.J. Moore, listed at third string, to still start at nickelback.

-Kyle Adams is listed as the only fullback, replacing Will Ta'ufo'ou, who was waived this afternoon.

-The offensive line is the same as it has been all preseason, with Chris Spencer the first backup at center to Olin Kreutz.



WR Roy Williams, Johnny Knox, Dane Sanzenbacher
LT J'Marcus Webb, Frank Omiyale
LG Chris Williams, Edwin Williams
C Roberto Garza, Chris Spencer
RG Lance Louis, Edwin Williams
RT Gabe Carimi, Frank Omiyale
TE Kellen Davis, Matt Spaeth, Kyle Adams
WR Devin Hester, Earl Bennett, Sam Hurd
QB Jay Cutler, Caleb Hanie, Nathan Enderle
RB Matt Forte, Marion Barber, Kahlil Bell
FB Kyle Adams


LE Israel Idonije, Corey Wootton, Nick Reed
DT Henry Melton, Amobi Okoye
NT Anthony Adams, Matt Toeaina, Stephen Paea
RE Julius Peppers, Corey Wotton, Mario Addison
WLB Lance Briggs, Brian Iwuh
MLB Brian Urlacher, Dom DeCicco
SLB Nick Roach, Brian Iwuh
LCB Tim Jennings, Zackary Bowman, D.J. Moore
RCB Charles Tillman, Corey Graham
SS Chris Harris, Craig Steltz, Winston Venable
FS Major Wright, Brandon Meriweather, Chris Conte

Special Teams

FG Robbie Gould
KO Robbie Gould
P Adam Podlesh
H Adam Podlesh
LS Patrick Mannelly, Matt Spaeth
KR Devin Hester, Johnny Knox
PR Devin Hester, Earl Bennett

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