The Bears fell to 5-9 with an anemic performance in a 31-15 loss.
Bears safety Brock Vereen will face older brother Shane, a Patriots running back, this Sunday.
Danny McCray or Brock Vereen will have to step up at safety.
The Bears will rely on Kyle Fuller to be a playmaker, Lance Briggs says.
Jeff Joniak counted 18 first- and second-year players making contributions for Chicago.
At one point, Chicago turned to rookie Brock Vereen and newly signed Ahmad Dixon at safety.
Chicago no longer has the luxury of depth in the secondary.
Ryan Mundy is confident after the Bears shut out the Eagles’ starters for a quarter Friday night.
Keep an eye on how the reserve running backs like Ka’Deem Carey perform.
Jordan Palmer’s still listed as the No. 2 quarterback, while middle linebacker is up for grabs.
“I just know I got a good opportunity to go out there and show what I can do,” Danny McCray says.
Vereen is a sure tackler who’s good at reading keys, but his ball skills and footwork need work.
“We weren’t tough at all,” Tim Jennings said of Chicago’s defense in 2013.
When you play defense with a good offense, it makes it fun,” Jared Allen says.
Jon Bostic got quality reps Tuesday as the strong-side and weak-side linebacker spots.
Recovering from shoulder surgery, Chris Conte remains on track to return during training camp.
Chicago has now signed four of its eight draft picks.
The Minnesota product was a versatile player in college, lining up at outside corner, slot corner, safety and at gunner on special teams.
Chicago sent two fifth-rounders to Denver, which gave up a fourth-rounder and seventh-rounder.
Will the Bears do with a defensive tackle or safety? Those would be the logical picks.