About a month after the NFL's annual "Underwear Olympics" for potential draft picks, former Vikings All-Pro center Matt Birk (in the freshly-established role of the league's Director of Player Dev
The run of injuries early in 2013 were the undoing of the defense and GM Phil Emery made a fortifying that position group a mission statement of its own.
The Bears have started trimming their roster.
If the Bears want to end their four-year postseason drought it's going to start and end with the play of their revamped defensive line.
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: