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Bears reveal first depth chart

Posted by Larry Mayer on August 5, 2013 – 5:37 pm

The Bears released their first unofficial depth chart Monday, and there were few surprises.

James Brown and rookie first-round draft pick Kyle Long are listed as co-starters at right guard, as are Shea McClellin and Corey Wootton at left defensive end.

The remaining four starters on the offensive line are left tackle Jermon Bushrod, left guard Matt Slauson, center Roberto Garza and right tackle J’Marcus Webb. Backup tackles are Jonathan Scott on the left side and Eben Britton on the right, both ahead of rookie Jordan Mills.

Steve Maneri is listed as the No. 2 tight end behind starter Martellus Bennett. Joe Anderson and Marcus Rucker are both on the second team at one receiver position behind starter Alshon Jeffery and ahead of veterans Devin Aromashodu and Eric Weems. At the other receiver position, Earl Bennett is listed second behind Brandon Marshall and ahead of rookie Marquess Wilson.

Backups on the defensive line include ends Cornelius Washington and Cheta Ozougwu and tackles Corvey Irvin and Nate Collins. At cornerback, Zack Bowman and Kelvin Hayden are listed as second-teamers ahead of Isaiah Frey and Sherrick McManis.

Veteran Tom Zbikowski is fourth on the depth chart at strong safety behind Major Wright, Anthony Walters and Brandon Hardin.

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