It’s a cardinal sin in the news business to report that there’s no news, but the insatiable appetite of Bears fans for anything Bears-related compels us to breathlessly relay the news that there are no surprises on the “unofficial” depth chart released by the Bears on Monday. Unless you thought rookie Evan Rodriguez should be ahead of second-year tight end Kyle Adams or that rookie Tyler Hendrickson should be ahead of Cory Brandon at third-team right tackle.
Here are the “highlights”:
Stephen Paea and Matt Toeaina are listed as co-No. 1s at nosetackle.
Rookie Shea McClellin and Corey Wootton are listed as co-No. 2s behind Israel Idonije at left defensive end.
McClellin and Chauncey Davis are listed as co-No. 2s behind Julius Peppers at right defensive end.
Rookie Alshon Jeffery is No. 2 behind Devin Hester at wide receiver.
J’Marcus Webb is listed as the first-team left tackle ahead of Chris Williams.
Williams also is No. 2 behind Gabe Carimi at right tackle.
Kahlil Bell is No. 3 ahead of Armando Allen at running back.
Dom DeCicco is No. 2 behind Brian Urlacher at middle linebacker, though with Urlacher not practicing, Nick Roach has moved from strongside to the middle, with Geno Hayes replacing Roach at strongside linebacker.
Rookie Brandon Hardin is No. 2 at free safety behind Chris Conte.
All this is subject to change, maybe even before Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Broncos at Soldier Field.