1. Bowman can be a star in this league if he avoids the injury bug
He fell to the Bears in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft because of a long injury history throughout his college career, but if Bowman can ever stay healthy for 16 games, he has Pro Bowl potential.
2. It might be time to scan the waiver wire for another back
With Wolfe little more than a scat back on third down and Peterson not ideally suited be the bell cow should anything happen to Forte, general manager Jerry Angelo would be wise to see if any capable ball carriers hit the waiver wire after cuts are made around the league.
3. Dvoracek's injury won't have much of an effect at nose tackle
Dvoracek cleared waivers and has now been placed on injured reserve for the fourth time in four seasons as a pro, so it's hard to imagine him in a Bears uniform again since this is the final year of his contract.
4. Don't get too excited about rookie receivers' big night
Despite their highlights at Soldier Field, look for the Bears to only dress four wide receivers in Week 1 at Green Bay, meaning the two rookies will most likely be inactive and may not be called upon later in the schedule.
5. Special teams is always the deciding factor between two players
However, the Monsters of the Midway value special teams as much as any club in the league, so because he is a demon on the coverage units, Davis will survive cut-down day while Rideau gets handed a pink slip he probably didn't deserve.
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