Recently signed Bears running back Lorenzo Booker, who returned a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown…
Down to the wire: Allen vs. Booker
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said this week that most of the positions on the team's final 53-man roster are set. He said it's hard for a player to, at this point in the preseason, propel his way up the depth chart. "Not very often," said Smith. "But, I think we've seen a lot of guys who have performed well and they confirmed what we were thinking in that last game. And that's what you're looking for, as much as anything. We've had so many OTAs and so many practices. We've seen guys in most situations but, in the end, you want to see how they're going to finish. When you know that you need to play the best you can play, you want to see how they handle that." Yet if there is one position that is still up in the air, it's the third running back spot. The release of Kahlil Bell, the team's third running back the past two seasons, just six days ago threw a wrench into Chicago's well-laid plans. Bell didn't want to take a $700,000 pay cut, forcing the coaches to move on to Plan B...
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