Teven Jenkins gets some snaps, and Trestan Ebner and Tajae Sharpe make their cases for a roster spot

Three takeaways from the Bears’ 19-14 victory Saturday against the Chiefs.

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A photo of Bears rookie running back Trestan Ebner running for 27 yards against the Chiefs in their preseason game Saturday.

Ebner ran free for 27 yards on this play in the second quarter.

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Matt Eberflus’ debut on the sidelines as the Bears’ coach was a modest success, as the team pulled out a 19-14 victory Saturday against the Chiefs. Here are three things worth tracking:

Jenkins plays

Former second-round pick Teven Jenkins came in at right tackle with the second string in the second quarter and was in and out at that position for the rest of the game. Jenkins, who had missed time in camp with an unspecified injury, said he was feeling at full strength.

Upstart rising

Running back Trestan Ebner seemed to be an afterthought when the Bears drafted him in the sixth round (203rd overall), but he has been impressive since arriving. He had the longest play by either team with a 27-yard run in the second quarter.

Sharpe shines

The Bears need all the help they can get at wide receiver, and auditions are open. Tajae Sharpe (above), fighting for his career at 27, took a good step toward claiming a job with two highly difficult catches for 44 yards.

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