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Matt Forte. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Offseason Notebook No. 11: Post-Draft Depth Chart Breakdown

A position-by-position look at what’s for certain, who has the inside track and where the competition lies.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2014

Brock Vereen. (Credit: University of Minnesota)

Durkin’s Breakdown: S Brock Vereen

The Minnesota product was a versatile player in college, lining up at outside corner, slot corner, safety and at gunner on special teams.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2014

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bears Address Run Defense, But Safety Still A Problem

The Bears passed on the safeties, instead opting to address the interior of their defense.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2014

Charles Tillman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Case Closed: Tillman Is Not Moving To Safety

New Bear Kyle Fuller’s leading role will be as a nickelback, Phil Emery said.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

Kyle Fuller. Elsa/Getty Images)

Fuller: My Athleticism Makes Safety A Possibility

New Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller also is willing to play some special teams.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

New Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller, right, with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Let Fuller Be Himself

If Kyle Fuller is better than Charles Tillman, there’s no need for an apprenticeship.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

Kyle Fuller. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Hoge: Meet Kyle Fuller, Charles Tillman’s Replacement

The Bears addressed a big need Thursday night, just one that might not seem as glaring right now.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: For Bears, The Magic Draft Number Is Six

Here’s what to watch for while the first 13 picks are being made in tonight’s NFL Draft.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2014

Calvin Pryor. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Ostrowski: Your Bears Draft Cheat Sheet

Joe Ostrowski scoured 50 mock drafts. Who’s everyone predicting the Bears will select?

CBS Chicago–05/08/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: It’s Fun Trying To Figure Out Phil Emery

Emery isn’t conventional, and that means his draft pick may not be either.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Everything You Need To Know From Phil Emery’s Pre-Draft Press Conference

All the latest on the No. 14 pick, converting cornerbacks, offense vs. defense and more.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

Chris Conte. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emery: Conte Expected To Be Ready For Preseason Opener

Injured safety Chris Conte is expected back for the first preseason game.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

Bears reserve quarterback Jordan Palmer. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Cutler’s Future Replacement Is Not In This Year’s Draft

Phil Emery and the Bears have confidence in Jordan Palmer to be their backup QB.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Breaking Down Bears’ Draft Priorities, Potential Prospects Round By Round

Take a look at the options the Bears figure to have in the later rounds.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. (Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Should Adhere To Safety First

The culture of today’s NFL makes safeties more valuable than ever.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2014

Jared Allen. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hoge: Jared Allen The Key To Bears Being Versatile On Defense

With Jared Allen on the right side, Lamarr Houston can be used in any number of ways.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Jared Allen. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Jared Allen: ‘Sky’s The Limit’ For The Bears

New defensive end Jared Allen signed, in large part, because he believes the Bears can win immediately.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Brian Urlacher. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Urlacher Has A Misguided Definition Of Loyalty

Brian Urlacher’s indifference toward being honored by the Bears says a lot.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2014

Jared Allen. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Durkin: Breaking Down Jared Allen’s Contract

These Bears have incentivized Allen over the next three seasons to earn one final payday.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Jared Allen. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Better Problems For Bears’ Defense

The Bears’ defensive problems are more about fitting puzzle pieces together than personnel now.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

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