Bend, but don't break.
It wasn't disastrous, but the Bears first-team defense certainly bent in a 20-19 preseason victory to the Jacksonville Jaguars at Soldier Field on Thursday night.
D.J. Williams isn’t looking for a transition into Hollywood when his NFL career ends.
Coaches typically adhere to dictums that the best five offensive linemen will start, the best four defensive linemen will start and so on, often with only marginal allowances for assigned position
Preseason games are the next step in sorting out who among Jonathan Bostic, Shea McClellin and D.J. Williams would be paired with Lance Briggs.
The Bears haven’t shuffled linebackers to the degree they have safeties this offseason and training camp, but it is a position group with multiple moving parts.