Bears bubble battles
By Dan Pompei, Tribune reporter 9:05 p.m. CDT, August 29, 2012
Armando Allen vs. Lorenzo Booker
Allen gives the Bears more out of the backfield, but Booker provides more help on special teams. If either running back can show something in the area where the other player is stronger, that could be the deciding factor.
Isaiah Frey vs. Greg McCoy
The Bears chose Frey in the sixth round of the draft and McCoy in the seventh, probably with the idea that the best cornerback would stick. The competition has been close, and could be decided against the Browns.
Tyler Clutts vs. Kyle Adams
This is a fullback against a tight end. It's really a matter of how offensive coordinator Mike Tice wants to set up his offense. Adams is more versatile, but the Bears might miss Clutts' backfield blocking.
Jabara Williams vs. Patrick Trahan
These linebackers contributed on special teams last year, and special teams likely will be the deciding factor this season. With the release of Dom DeCicco and the uncertain status of Brian Urlacher, it is possible the Bears will keep both.
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