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.
Fittingly perhaps, the Bears dubbed it the 2014 unofficial depth chart in their first pregame release of the 2014 preseason. Still, it is worth noting: