Assigning significance or even much meaning to a first preseason game is sometimes a stretch.
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.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – First and fourth preseason games are not typically crucial referendums on lineup decisions.
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.