Around the league, the parsing of minutes seems to continue to be the norm, but we have seen teams change up the normal preseason routine like the Bears did under coach Matt Nagy last year.
With exhibition game No. 1, a long journey begins based in high hopes and expectations for the reigning NFC North champions.
Defensive continuity is a valuable commodity on any football team preparing for a new season and the Chicago Bears are hoping its top-ranked defense from 2018 can maintain its high standing by retaining 10 of its 11 starters for 2019.
Suddenly, the NFL has become the hot topic in sports talk media again and there are still a lot of big names that have yet to be signed.