Here's a quick rundown of the NFC North rookie classes.
Running back Matt Forte struggled behind a shaky offensive line in preseason Game 2, picking up just 17 yards on seven carries with a long gain of 5 yards, but he had a 15-yard run wiped out by a holding call. He caught one pass for 7 yards.
— Receiver Earl Bennett did not catch a pass, but he had a 75-yard punt-return TD that gave the Bears a 19-9 lead vs. the Seahawks.
— Tight end Kellen Davis, who has been impressive as a special-teams wedge-buster, led all receivers Saturday night with 55 yards on three catches.
— Undrafted Caleb Hanie played the entire second half and completed 5 of 9 passes for 46 yards with a TD and an interception, posting a passer rating of 67.1.
— Offensive tackle Chris Williams, the Bears' No. 1 pick, is not expected back for several weeks after having surgery for a herniated disc.
Top pick Gosder Cherilus has taken snaps at right and left tackle over the past week, cross-training in case of emergency, not because the Lions want to move him to the left. He's battling George Foster to start on the right side.
— Running back Kevin Smith continues to push Tatum Bell for the starting job, but he hasn't won it yet. He has 41 yards on 12 rushes in the preseason compared to 12 carries for 17 yards for Bell. Smith started Sunday's game against Cincinnati, as did fifth-round fullback Jerome Felton.
— Fifth-round defensive tackle Letroy Guion is fighting for a roster spot. Guion is raw and might be a guy they try to sneak through to the practice squad.
— Sixth-round center John Sullivan is backing up veteran Matt Birk and serving as the right guard on the third team. That versatility is valuable and could win him a spot on the game-day roster this season.
— Free-agent linebacker Erin Henderson had a solid preseason debut against Seattle. He had five tackles, including one for a loss. Henderson is the brother of starting middle linebacker E.J. Henderson.
— Free-agent offensive lineman Drew Radovich had been working with the second team at left tackle before dislocating his left shoulder.
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