Under-the-radar Bears to watch vs. Bills

Two and a half weeks ago, Alec Ogletree was a free agent hanging out at friend Robert Quinn’s house. Now he’s on the verge of making the team.

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Bears linebacker Alec Ogletree tries to tackle Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki on Saturday.

Bears linebacker Alec Ogletree tries to tackle Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki on Saturday.

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Three under-the-radar Bears players to watch in Saturday’s preseason game against the Bills at Soldier Field:

1. ILB Alec Ogletree. Two-and-a-half weeks ago, Ogletree was a free agent hanging out at friend Robert Quinn’s house. Now he’s on the verge of making the team. He’s profiles as a better backup inside linebacker option than special teams stalwarts Joel Iyiegbuniwe, Josh Woods and Christian Jones.

2. RB Khalil Herbert. He touched the ball 10 times against the Dolphins on six runs, three catches and one kick return. No other Bears skill position player touched it more than four times. Expect him to be the workhorse again Saturday, particularly given David Montgomery’s limited work in practice.

3. S Jordan Lucas. In the preseason opener, he returned a kick for the first time since prep school and added two more punt returns — though he muffed one. The Bears have plenty of safeties, so Lucas — who opted out of last season — needs to be versatile to get regular-season playing time.

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