CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Players do not lose starting jobs because of injury. They do, however, lose jobs if the player filling in for them outplays them.
The Bears dropped their preseason opener to the Panthers 24-17 in Carolina Friday night, but there were several key takeaways from the team's first game action.
The Bears’ defense ranked fifth in yardage allowed and third in points last season.
The question overhanging every preseason game is what exactly will it mean at individual positions for individual players and in the overall – what does it show about the level of the 2013 Bears,
To play or not to play? That is the question.