Status Update: Since Tinoisamoa beat out the competition last season to earn the starting nod and his knee injury wasn't considered serious, Bears fans can assume he'll line up alongside Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs again come Week 1.
Status Update: While he will surely give Tinoisamoa a run for his money, Roach may have to be happy with reserve status and an increased role on Toub's special teams.
Status Update: The Bears have already shown they are OK with casting aside likable veterans, and with Hillenmeyer scheduled to make $1.7 million in 2010 but not expected to start, his roster spot is anything but secure.
Status Update: Williams is more valuable than Hillenmeyer because he is younger, can play more positions and stands out on the coverage units, and since no team has made an effort to sign him as a restricted free agent, nothing has changed.Brendon Ayanbadejo and might make the Pro Bowl.
Status Update: Yet another no-name backup Toub has spun from straw into gold, an argument can be made for Shaw as special-teams captain in 2010.
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