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The Bears are playing in the second preseason game, but it’s not a matter of if they’ll be in action, but when.
It’s all a matter if the team can hold onto their roster spot.
The Bears have eight roster spots remaining on their roster.
Two of those spots are locked up by the 2018 season, and two are currently filled.
They have the right to keep one of those.
If they do, they’ll keep their 2018 first-round pick, and if they don’t, they’re going to be in the market to add one of their remaining picks in the 2020 draft.
It’s an interesting situation for the Bears to be playing in, as it puts them on a tight deadline to find a replacement for Jay Cutler.
The former quarterback and current wide receiver is a free agent at the end of this season, though he has been active for the past few weeks.
The Bears have two first-rounder and two second-round picks in 2019 and 2020.
The 2017 NFL draft was one of the deepest in recent memory, with eight top-20 picks in total, with one of them going to New England, one going to Arizona, one to the Packers and two going to Washington.
The team will have three first- or second-rounder in 2020, and three in 2021.