BOURBONNAIS, Ill.--Quick trip to the mailbag before heading to the evening practice. There is an unbelievable line of people waiting to get into Ward Field already, an hour before practice.
Q: I know that we are talking spots 79 and 80, but with two players down (Charles Tillman and Marcus Harrison) the team has 75 healthy players (76 if Danieal Manning is back today). What should we look for in terms of filling out the roster?
Vic F., Parts Unknown
A: The quick answer here is not a lot. You're talking about the final two spots on an 80-man roster for a team that will be down to 53 in a little more than a month. Tillman's back injury and Harrison's out-of-shape issue have no impact on what direction the club will go in. The Bears already have enough cornerbacks on the roster and Danieal Manning is expected to return to practice tonight. We'll check in via Twitter on that later on.
After guard Dennis Conley was waived Friday when he failed his physical, the Bears were reduced to having six guards on the roster. That's counting a couple guys who will get reps as backup centers. That's probably a need area right there. But the fact that the team hasn't brought in anyone already should tell you one thing--there really isn't much out there.
Check back later on.