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Bears pre-preseason 53-man roster projection

Based on the past couple weeks of every single practice that I've seen firsthand at Olivet Nazarene University, here's who I believe will ultimately make the Bears' final roster before any games begin.

Connor Shaw won't appear against the Broncos for both health reasons (recently had a screw removed) and likely play as well, as by my count, he hasn't thrown one pass in any camp team drill.

That outweighs a receiver like Kendall Wright who not only hasn't done much for me to warrant ever noticing him in practice, but also would only create $1 million dead money in cap space if the Bears chose to cut him.

This is a group with one true potential long-term difference maker in Floyd and a bunch of serviceable veterans in Houston, Young, and Acho, as well as a questionable asset in McPhee (of whom it makes no sense to cut this year).

The third-year pro has found himself routinely around the ball in practice and showcases instincts as well as explosive tackling ability the other linebackers fighting for a job just don't possess.

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