Preseason Week 4 Pre-Gamin’: Bears vs. Titans (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

At this time next week, we’ll be 100 percent all-in on Bears-Packers. And while I would love nothing more than to press fast forward on this week, there are still some things to clear up before we get to that point.

There are roster spots to be earned tonight when the Bears host the Titans in the preseason finale. The battle for a reserve tight end spot rages on with Bradley Sowell, Ian Bunting, Jesper Horsted, and Dax Raymond angling for a spot on the season-opening roster. There are reps to be scooped up in the secondary, too. Cornerbacks such as Clifton Duck, John Franklin III, and Kevin Toliver II are in the running for inclusion for the 53-man roster. Reserve linemen, receivers, running backs, linebackers, and others are set to take the field for one last audition under the lights.

Oh, and it’s one final opportunity for Eddy Piñeiro to lock down his position as the Bears’ Week 1 kicker. That feels pretty important.

It has been 235 days since the Bears last played a game of consequence, so what’s a few more? And even though I don’t like making promises, I’ll make an exception now because I promise you the next pre-gamin’ we’ll do will be one for a game you’re going to want to do everything to see. But we just have to make it through this one first. Let’s do it together, shall we?

Game Info

Chicago Bears (2018: 12-4, 1st NFC North) vs. Tennessee Titans (2018: 9-7, 3rd AFC South) – FOX-TV (Kyle Brandt, Jim Miller, Dave Wannstdt), NFL Network; WBBM-AM 780, FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote)

Site: Soldier Field
Referee: Adrian Hill
Odds: Bears -4 (via Bovada.lv)

Game Thread

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can get some good times rolling in the preseason and keep them going into the regular season.

Coaches

Bears Matt Nagy (12-4) vs. Titans Mike Vrabel (9-7)

Projected Week 1 Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 3,223 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 66.6 completion percentage, 95.4 quarterback rating (14 games in 2018)

versus

Titans: Marcus Mariota: 2,528 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 68.9 completion percentage, 92.3 passer rating (14 games in 2018)

Bears First-String Offense

  • RB Tarik Cohen
  • WR Allen Robinson II, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller
  • TE Trey Burton
  • LT Charles Leno Jr
  • LG Cody Whitehair
  • C James Daniels
  • RG Kyle Long
  • RT Bobby Massie
  • Bears First-String Defense

  • DT Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Bilal Nichols
  • OLB Khalil Mack, Leonard Floyd
  • ILB Danny Trevathan, Roquan Smith
  • CB Kyle Fuller, Prince Amukamara
  • S Eddie Jackson, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
  • Bears Second-String Offense

  • QB Chase Daniel
  • RB Mike Davis
  • WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Javon Wims, Jordan Williams-Lambert
  • TE Adam Shaheen
  • LT Cornelius Lucas
  • LG Alex Bars
  • C Ted Larsen
  • RG Jordan McCray
  • RT Rashaad Coward
  • Bears Second-String Defense

  • DT Roy Robertson-Harris
  • NT Nick Williams
  • DE Jonathan Bullard
  • OLB Aaron Lynch, Isaiah Irving
  • ILB Nick Kwiatkoski, Joel Iyiegbuniwe
  • CB Buster Skrine, Kevin Toliver II
  • S Deon Bush, DeAndre Houston-Carson
  • Bears Third-String Offense

  • QB Tyler Bray
  • RB David Montgomery
  • WR Riley Ridley, Marvin Hall
  • TE Ben Braunecker
  • LT T.J. Clemmings (out for the season)
  • LT Tommy Doles
  • LG Joe Lowery
  • C Sam Mustipher
  • RG Jordan McCray
  • RT Marquez Tucker
  • Bears Third-String Defense

  • DT Jonathan Harris
  • NT Daryle Banfield
  • DE Abdullah Anderson
  • OLB Kylie Fitts, James Vaughters
  • ILB Josh Woods, Kevin Pierre-Louis
  • CB Duke Shelley, John Franklin III
  • S Jonathon Mincy, Sherrick McManis
  • Bears Special Teams

  • Place kicker: Eddy Piñeiro
  • Punter: Pat O’Donnell
  • Long snapper: Patrick Scales, John Wirtel
  • Return specialists: Cordarrelle Patterson, Anthony Miller, Marvin Hall, Tarik Cohen, Eddie Jackson
  • Other Bears Players of Note

  • Running backs: Ryan Nall, Kerrith Whyte Jr., Josh Caldwell
  • Wide receivers: Tanner Gentry, Taquan Mizzell Sr., Thomas Ives, Joe Walker
  • Tight ends: Bradley Sowell, Ian Bunting, Dax Raymond, Ellis Richardson, Jesper Horsted
  • Offensive line: Blake Blackmar, Tommy Doles
  • Defensive end: Jalen Dalton
  • Outside linebackers: Chuck Harris, Matt Betts
  • Inside linebacker: Jameer Thurman
  • Cornerbacks: Michael Joseph, Stephen Denmark, Clifton Duck
  • Safety: Doyin Jibowu
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    Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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