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.
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.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The situation didn’t appear serious at the time and may not be — seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs finishing a play and coming off walking gingerly on his left leg.
The approach of the first preseason game, a game Friday in Soldier Field with the Philadelphia Eagles, means that the Bears will issue their first official depth chart of 2014.