This year there will be stiff competition, but making the practice squad could be a springboard. Center Josh Warner bounced around from the practice squad and the active roster. He'll have a chance to compete with Terrence Metcalf for the right to backup Olin Kreutz.
Linebacker Jerry Schumacher went to training camp last year as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois. He didn't make the team, but is currently in NFL Europe and will go to camp Bourbonnais looking to win a roster spot.
The six players that will get a chance to play in the NFL are:
Rob Droege Tackle 6-6 300 Missouri
Sam Aiello T 6-5 307 Iowa
Jeremy Cain LB 6-2 234 Massachusetts
Alain Kashama DE 6-5 256 Michigan
Derrick Ballard S 6-2 205 Memphis
Josh Minkins CB 5-10 185 Louisville